November 11 – November 13, 2018
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, ON. Learn More »
"Labor justice is at the core of a democracy. It is not enough to read the sacred text; we must have the will to live it!"
Dr. Iva E. Carruthers
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
"Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns."
"When you hire, compensate the workers and treat them fairly."
Holy Qur'an 17:35
In April of this year, Senate Democrats introduced S.1150, Raise the Wage Act. There has been much debate about the problems such an endeavor would cause businesses and the economy as a whole. Attn: explored those myths - minimum wage jobs are primarily for teen agers and part time workers seeking "extra" cash, raising the minimum wage would raise prices and raising minimum wage would kill jobs - and picked them apart one-by-one. Read more
This short two-minute video illustrates what a minimum wage was originally intended to provide. View here
A recent study by Pew Research Center shows the real purchasing power of someone earning a $15 minimum wage. While this varies from state to state, if the federal minimum wage was raised to just $10.10 per hour, 1.7 million workers would not have to rely on public assistance to make ends meet. University of California, Berkeley Labor Center estimates that "low wages cost U. S. taxpayers $152 billion in taxpayer money that goes toward public assistance" each year. Read full article here.
See Good Jobs Nation fact sheet here.