Tag Archives: minimum wage

(880) US minimum thanksgiving

tgivingWe love maps at suburban-poverty.com.  And we have a soft spot for minimum wage workers.  Then on top of that we know our way around a turkey dinner, even if we eat ours early – on Canadian Thanksgiving – which was, like, weeks ago.  Anyway, the map with this article shows you how much toil a minimum wage earner has to take on to produce a turkey dinner by state.  Six to seven hours.  Probably not far off what you’d have to do for the same meal in Canada.

How hard is thanksgiving dinner on minimum wage?
attn.com/Fairness Project

(636) Minimum wage hike not a job killer [CCPA report]

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News of an awesome nature
– for business and labour – today in a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  Something we can all take to the coffee shop.

Minimum wage hike does not kill jobs
thestar.com

Dispelling Minimum Wage Mythology. The Minimum Wage and the Impact on Jobs in Canada, 1983–2012
CCPA site – 26-page .pdf file

image: Toshihiro Oimashi via Wikimedia Commons

(621) NDP to call for $15/hr minimum wage

133842208_a71fe95c33_zWhen Parliament resumes the NDP intend to propose a minimum wage law for federal employees designed to bring working people out of poverty.  Great to see a major politician advocating for economic justice.  Especially right after the Tories ratified a nightmare of a trade agreement with China that gives away the shop.

Tom Mulcair says he will propose $15 federal minimum wage. Liberals scrapped the regulation in 1996 cbc.ca

Stephen Harper sells Canada: China can secretly sue to repeal Canadian laws
Boing Boing

See also: (581) Minimum wage up one penny since 1975

image: Brooke Novak via Flickr/CC

(581) Minimum wage up one penny since 1975

lunchroomRecent findings from Statistics Canada indicate that minimum wage in 2013 dollars has risen over the last three decades by the face value of a now defunct copper coin.  So, this means we can stop researching and debating the minimum wage and put it up to fourteen or fifteen bucks per hour immediately, right?

Minimum wage in 2013 just a penny more than 1975, after inflation: Statistics Canada.  A Statistics Canada report says the average minimum wage was $10.14 in 2013 and the 1975 wage, expressed in 2013 dollars, was $10.13.

(574) Rich & smart: this is serious

poliA couple of postings on this blog have been to material about the way poverty dumbs us down.  That great wealth and success sharpens the mind is demonstrated by this item on Politico who’s author has figured out that social disruption may be just around the corner.  By applying the forward vision that powered his entrepreneurial success to American inequality, and by extension the social landscape of most of the western world, Nick Hanauer has confirmed for us that something is going very wrong indeed.  What he sees doesn’t comfort him and we applaud Hanauer’s honesty.  Eventually the zillionaire class he refers to will have to decide that even their most selfish self interest is just not served by mass social difficulty.  Let’s hope they get this memo, those zillionaires.  One of the most interesting things we’ve read all year…

The pitchforks are coming …for us plutocrats