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A headshot of James Hart, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Vice-President.

James Hart



James Hart was elected into his current position as Vice-President in 2017. A proud member of Local 002, working as an Investigator, he has filled many roles over the last 30 years, serving as a Correctional Peace Officer, Sherriff and Sergeant, all while engaging as an AUPE activist.

Hart first joined AUPE as a Local 003 member. When he switched to Local 002, he was ushered into the ranks of Alternate Provincial Executive (PE) then PE representative and treasurer. He believes all AUPE members are experts in their own rights – experts on their Locals, their Chapters, their regions, and their jobs. And as Chair of AUPE’s Occupational Health and Safety committee, he is focused on education and awareness.

As Vice-President, he wants to turn member-empowerment into member-power by motivating workers to channel their expertise into province-wide activism. He knows the best decisions are those that serve the whole union, and only a mobilized membership can make these decisions.

Hart lives in Edmonton, the region he represents, with his wife and daughter, who are both proud members of Local 001.