Alberta Worker is an independent media outlet that focuses on labour and politics. It was founded in April 2020 by independent journalist Kim Siever.
Based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Kim Siever writes daily news stories, focusing on labour and politics and specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens.
Kim’s writing experience
Kim Siever’s writing experience includes 3 years as editor-in-chief with Lethbridge News (2010–2013) and 3 years as a political correspondent with Elect Lethbridge (2010–2013), both of which were citizen journalism projects. Between 2014 and 2021, he’d been part of the curation and live tweeting team at YQL Vote, a grassroots collective devoted to politics that affect Lethbridgians. He also was the main writer for LDSCaNews in 2000 and 2001, a writer for his high school newspaper, and on the editorial team for his junior high newspaper.
He has also been a freelance writer for commercial clients since 2013. Prior to that, he worked as a communications specialist for a private company.
He’s been a guest speaker at both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College in management and social work classes, discussing entrepreneurship, communication, and building community. He also spoke at Olds College on his journey toward becoming a radical left queer Mormon.
Kim’s political experience
Kim Siever ran for a seat on city council in 2001. There were 6 mayoral candidates and 35 councillor candidates, the largest slate in Lethbridge’s history. He managed to garner just under 1,000 votes, despite being relatively unknown and having yet to have built out his social network.
He ran as an independent candidate in the Lethbridge riding during the 2021 Canadian federal election. He placed 5th out of 6 candidates in the Lethbridge race but 7th out of 91 independent candidates across the country.
Kim’s personal life
Kim Siever lives in Lethbridge with his spouse and 4 of their 6 children. He has a bachelor’s degree in drama and French. He has also completed some coursework toward a second undergraduate degree, in political economy. He grew up in Regina, but graduated from high school in Abbotsford. He started married life in Surrey and moved to Lethbridge in 1998.
- The Canadian Association of Journalists
- Canadian Association of Labour Media
- IWW, Edmonton General Membership Branch
- Freelancer Solidarity Action
The Alberta Worker is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. Kim Siever is a member of The Canadian Association of Journalists.