Columnists
Jim Stanford | A new study finds that the level of the minimum wage is virtually statistically irrelevant as a determinant of employment levels in Canada -- even in sectors which use minimum wage labour heavily.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Canada is not short of workers: it is short of employers prepared to pay decent wages for difficult, demanding work. For business, labour is a cost of production to be kept low.
Blog
Women textile workers on strike in 1912, Lawrence, Mass. Credit: workers.org
Lynne Fernandez | Every March around the world, women organize International Women's Day events to celebrate the accomplishments of women's struggles and to remind society that much change is still required.
Blog
Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce/flickr
Trish Hennessy, Kayle Hatt | Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has a new jobs plan to create a million new jobs over the next eight years.
Blog
Kaylie Tiessen | Instead of starting with the question "what are businesses willing to pay?" why don't we start with how much people need to earn to meet their needs and actively participate in the economy.
Columnists
Amy Goodman | Wal-Mart workers across the U.S. have taken courageous stands this year, protesting their employer and engaging in short-term strikes.
Blog
Photo: Mahat Tattva Dasa/flickr
Eve-Lyne Couturier | This week, the United States is celebrating their national holiday, or rather that of the American Dream in its most mercantile, superficial -- and bloody -- incarnation.
Blog
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Kaylie Tiessen | Ontario's low-wage and precariously employed workers have been forced to turn to charity and the goodness of others to meet their basic needs for years, and this trend is increasing.
Podcast
Scott Neigh | Charlie Huntley and Shelby Kennedy, baristas and worker-organizers in Halifax, talk about an exciting new campaign that aims to organize coffee shop workers across the city.
News
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Jenny Carson | It is with cautious optimism that we should greet recent municipal, provincial and federal-level efforts to address worker poverty and income inequality.