WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan, unions and community members have just occupied Jim Flaherty's office, 701 Rossland Road East, Unit 204, Whitby, stunned by his last-minute betrayal of Canadians' retirement security.
On the eve of the Kananaskis provincial finance ministers' meeting, Flaherty has dumped the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and put all Canadians at the mercy of the banks, mutual fund and insurance industries.
Most Americans do not know it. When they hear it, many people do not believe it. Since the early 1980s, in the U.S., most income gains have gone to the top one per cent of income earners. From 2002-07, two-thirds of new income went to one per cent of Americans.
Going back further to measure the period from 1993 to 2008 and comparing, one-half of new income had gone to one per cent of Americans -- with 99 per cent of U.S. residents getting the same increase in income as the top one per cent (defined as those earning over $308,000 in 2008).
Join us for drinks and snacks as we meet one another and talk about the opportunities and barriers facing us in finding sustainable work in the media.
We'll share advice and stories on unpaid internships, using social media, diversity in journalism, and finding meaningful work.
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Join Karen Messing and Pat Armstrong us for the launch of two great books: Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People that Do It by Karen Messing (BTL), and Troubling Care: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practices, Edited by Pat Armstrong, Susan Braedley (CSPI)