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OFL Demonstration for a living wage, February 2015
Jesse Bauman | Government is us, in the civic sphere, and if we want them to implement policies, we have to be engaged. Politicians rarely lead, but they can go where we -- as society, community -- want to go.
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Jesse Bauman | If we say work should be the pathway out of poverty, then we need to put our values to work. Market forces will not find just solutions that are in line with our values.
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Amy Goodman | Elections in the United States are all about money -- lots of it, increasingly from untraceable, "dark" sources. Ultimately, though, history is not made of money but of movements.
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Hennessy's Index | Economists found no statistically significant relationship between a higher minimum wage and a negative labour market outcome between 1983 and 2012 -- dispelling long-standing minimum wage mythology.
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Michael Laxer | The fact is that four months remain to force municipal candidates in Toronto and Ontario to stop passing the buck and to stand up for living wages and for $15 now.
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John Bonnar | On May 14, students and young workers set up an obstacle course on the lawn of Queen's Park to demonstrate the hurdles students face juggling rising tuition fees and low-wage work.
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John Bonnar | On Wednesday, students and young workers set up an obstacle course just south of Queen's Park to demonstrate the hurdles students face juggling rising tuition fees and low-wage work.
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John Bonnar | An increase to $14 an hour would push minimum-wage workers to 10 per cent above the poverty line.
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Michael Laxer | The question, in the end, is how many people in Ontario have to be working for poverty wages before any political party or MPP making over $100,000 a year cares?
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Trish Hennessy | A leader who is ready to champion a higher standard of pay -- especially for the lowest paid workers in the province -- may well discover they're on the right side of history.
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John Bonnar | The minimum wage has been frozen for over three years, pushing Ontario workers nearly 20 per cent below the poverty line.