From Minimum Wage to a Fair Wage
Toronto — 27 March 2015.
This round table brings together some of the leading North American activists and scholars concerned with the situation of minimum/low wage work. It is widely known that current minimum wage legislation is grossly inadequate in raising low wage workers income out of poverty. It is from this context that a cross-national campaign has emerged to demand a living/fair wage standard be enacted and enforced. This grassroots struggle has gained considerable traction with some notable successes. However, the fight for wage fairness is a difficult one and progress has been uneven. The panelists provide an assessment of the struggles outlining its importance and future possibilities.
Moderated by Bryan Evans. Presentations by:
- Sheila Block Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario
- Don Wells McMaster University
- Stephanie Luce City University of New York
These presentations are part of the Alternate Routes conference “Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work.”