Bill Chahal is the first elected Union President of East-Indian decent in North America. He provided more than thirty-seven years of service as President/Business Agent of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 569 for more than 2000 members, and later was a founding member of the Collation of Unions that collectively represented almost all City of Edmonton Union Employees. He has worked with more than nine City of Edmonton Mayors, dozens of City Councils, several City Managers and other City leaders.
As a labour leader he forced changes within laws that allowed many people to become elected into political offices, that otherwise could not have run for office, many of those that did run, won and have reached many other levels of government in Canada.
This experience, combined with more than 40 years of direct experience in applying skills for a fair and amicable solution within mediations, grievances, conflict resolutions, in the fields of labour, health, workers compensation and education will benefit all invested parties within the college.