Labour Day op-ed | Fort McMurray Today

Labour Day op-ed | Fort McMurray Today.

“Is Stephen Harper’s Temporary Foreign Worker program deeply flawed? Yes. Did Harper boost the program in order to create an underclass of workers with fewer rights than Canadian citizens? Yes. As a result, should Unifor let them be treated as disposable and let scores of hardworking TFWs be deported? Absolutely not. Many of the employers who invited them here may have been acting unethically, but the workers arrived here in good faith and have worked hard to contribute to the Canadian economy.”

Source- Fort McMurray Today

Poll results show majority of Canadians hold favourable view of unions

The survey also found that Canadians are suspicious of politicians who hold anti-union views. A clear majority — 53 per cent — of respondents said they are suspicious of government and politicians who try to limit collective bargaining and the political power of unions.

via Poll results show majority of Canadians hold favourable view of unions.

Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post

Between 2009 and 2012, the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners grew by more than 31 percent, according to Emmanuel Saez, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley, while the incomes of the bottom 99 percent expanded by just 0.4 percent.

via Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post.