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| April 15, 2015
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The life of a union man: Tales from Down East

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Though I was born in Toronto, I have spent much of my life in the Maritimes and have retired to Prince Edward Island. Now when Canadians elsewhere think of Prince Edward Island, they most likely think of Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, or the meeting of the Fathers of Confederation. But behind those bucolic images resided working women and men. I have always been a union man and have worked with a variety of labour organizations from my IBEW local on Prince Edward Island to the Canadian Labour Congress.

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| February 16, 2015
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| December 15, 2014

Watch: Migrant Workers Speaking Tour

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Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Migrant Workers Speaking Tour featured discussion from thee migrant workers -- a live-in caregiver, a farmworker and a restaurant worker.

 

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A number is never just a number: Minimum wage mythology

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4

Number of decades that the average of provincial minimum wages in Canada has remained unchanged in real terms. (Source)

$10.14

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| October 31, 2014
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| September 16, 2014
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| September 16, 2014
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