BC’s Fight for $15 can’t wait

By Daniel Tseghay and Derrick O’Keefe Jes Alford, of Sooke B.C., works at a grocery store and cares enough about her job that she often comes in early. But to supplement her minimum wage income she collects bottles and cans on the weekends, visits food… Read More

How workers organized to win big in Ontario

By David Bush and Doug Nesbitt After nearly three years of organizing, protesting, striking, and lobbying, a grassroots workers’ campaign in Ontario has secured a huge victory. Against the unpopular Liberal government’s commitment to neoliberal austerity and sustained opposition from a powerful business lobby, the… Read More

Fake News Fights Against $15

By David Bush On Tuesday, October 10 NewsTalk 1010 published a poll showing relatively tepid support in Toronto for the Liberal’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Ontario to $15/hr. The poll claims to show 61% of Toronto residents don’t want the province to… Read More

The Economics of $15: A Reader

The demand for a $15 minimum wage is hugely popular. However, doubts remain about whether raising the minimum wage to $15 would benefit or hurt workers and the economy. These doubts have been sowed by conservative politicians, right-wing think-tanks, employer groups, and a largely uncritical media.… Read More

Women and the Fight for $15

By Emily Leedham On September 19 the Manitoba Federation of Labour and Make Poverty History organized a rally calling on the PC government to raise minimum wage from $11 to $15 an hour. The event provided an important look at Manitoba’s political climate, and the challenges… Read More