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Province hints at raising Manitoba's minimum wage after freeze

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is hinting at an increase to the province’s minimum wage following a freeze last year and another deadlock between labour and management advisers. 408 more words


What to Know Before Raising Minimum Wage

For the love of everything good and pure in the universe please stop raising minimum wage, it’s seriously hurting the poor people in my state. In high school I was required to take an economics class and one of the first things I learned was about minimum wage and the correlation between it and the cost of living. 376 more words

My Employer Calls Me An Intern, But I Perform the Same Work As Other Employees

There has been a recent increase in successful lawsuits brought by unpaid interns in which unpaid interns claimed they were performing the work of regular employees without being compensated. 345 more words


In Pictures: #RiseUp2017 Convention with People's Action

People’s Action–a new national network of over 50 grassroots power-building organizations in 29 states–held its founding convention in Washington, DC. The event brought over 1000 activists from across the network including Progressive Maryland members and staff. 238 more words


An Economy of One - April 27, 2017

Hour one: ‘Threat’ of a government shutdown; Harvard study on impact of raising minimum wage; Mortality tables and how to plan for a long future; The new fashion trend: Pre-soiled jeans.  54 more words


An Open Letter To My Boss

Dear Boss,

I have been working for you for nearly seven years now, since I was 19 in fact. I remember my first day. It was the first of June 2010 and as you were short staffed I was thrown in the deep end. 1,037 more words

Farm Life

Health care workers pay increase - fair-pay or fish-hooks?

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The National Government said that their signature 2010 income tax cut package would be ‘fiscally neutral’ — paid for increased revenues from raising GST.

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The Body Politic