Forget flesh-eating zombies and Lord Voldemort, celebrities from Harry Potter movies and the Walking Dead TV show are now going up against some real power. In a short film released February 18, some of Europe’s biggest film stars promote a financial transaction tax (FTT), which Wall Street lobbyists and their European counterparts fiercely oppose.
In a little under six weeks, the Fairness Express took the message of income inequality to the Atlantic provinces. There were long days and nights on the road but what kept the crew going were the amazing conversations that happened every day.
This is an exceptional piece from a front-line doctor who sees the impact of the low-wage job strategy implemented by federal and provincial governments every day on the faces of his patients. He sets out the prescription that governments need to fill.
As a doctor, I know too well why the minimum wage needs to rise
The ranks for the All Together Now! campaign's Champions 4 Change keeps growing.
On January 21 in Regina, 30 members and staff of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE) took part in a day-long training session to learn and develop skills to reach out to their co-workers, friends and family about the issue of income inequality.
Almost 200 people fought the bitter cold on January 20 to attend the All Together Now! campaign's town hall forum, The Rich and the Rest of Us at the Caboto Club in Windsor. They came to hear more about the issue of income inequality and what is happening to their community as a result.
When Cathy MacKinnon got a job at one of the golf courses run by the PEI government in the early 80s, she knew that she’d become a member of the government employees’ union - the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) - but she didn’t know much more about the union than that. But then, she had one of the worst days of her life: she had a miscarriage at work.
Over the last year, the spotlight has been the issue of growing income inequality across the country and around the world. An issue once ignored by mainstream media and politicians, 2013 saw it occupy considerable air time.
And the winner is..... The second winning entry in the Why Unions Matter contest has been chosen. Frank O'Neill, a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has won the $1000 contest prize for his entry about the Labatt strike in St. John's.
Why are the rich getting a free ride? is the question being asked in a new video highlighting the problem of growing income inequality in Canada. The short video asks some very important questions about why many people - even those who are making a decent wage - are still struggling to get by and create a decent life while others are profiting like never before.