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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location

Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W

The Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly presents:
A discussion with author and labour organizer Jane McAlevey

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Even without the full details, there are other reasons to doubt his promise. For starters: there aren't a million unemployed people in Ontario.

Getting exposure or getting exploited?

Graphic: Wade Thompson

In a crowded conference room in a downtown Toronto hotel, the atmosphere is tense. It's the 75th annual Canadian University Press Conference and it is filled with eager young student journalists, all of whom are intently listening to a panel speak on a rather touchy topic: internships.

The panel is filled with esteemed members of the journalistic and legal communities, including employment lawyer Andrew Langille, Edward Keenan, a Senior Editor at The Grid and Shameless Magazine founder Nicole Cohen. But it's the one intern on the panel -- Chris Berube, who interned with Radio Lab in New York City -- who hits it home. "In the end," he laughed, "someone is getting fucked."

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Faculty at the University of New Brunswick walk off the job

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Pay workers a higher minimum wage

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Fight for Fair Wages: Public Forum

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location

William Doo Auditorium, U of T
45 Willcocks Street (2 blocks south of Harbord Street - 5 minute walk south of Spadina Station)
Toronto, ON
Canada

Featuring: 

Sterling Harders with "Working Washington" discussing winning the $15 minimum wage in the Seattle, Washington suburb of SeaTac.

Janah Bailey & Zitlali Adame-Reducindo who are part of the "Fight for 15" campaign will talk about the retail worker strikes in Chicago and across the US.

Speakers from Ontario's Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

Special performances by Ritalin and Samba Squad

Music by DJ No Capitalista

For more information: 

raisetheminimumwage.ca

raisetheminimumwage.cahttps://www.facebook.com/events/608238165909898/

 

January 10, 2014 |
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.

Activists from CUPE locals stand together with Operation Solidarity Bonfield

Activists from CUPE Local 416 and CUPE Local 966 go to Bonfield Ontario to walk the line with CUPE Local 4616, the workers of the town of Bonfield. The Mayor of Bonfield is refusing to negotiate his workers back to work. And why should he. He has contracted out much of their work to his own family!

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