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  1. The Big Lie About the Tax Bill: Why Bosses Will Never Raise Wages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The big lie underlying the $1.5-trillion Trump/Republican Congressional tax bill is that Corporations will pass much of it on to workers in the form of higher wages, and to consumers in the form of lower prices.
  2. Canada's Great Divide
    The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
  3. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  4. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  5. Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other local-serving employers have boosted profit with innovative practices to exploit workers that go far beyond wage cuts.
  6. The Economics of Injustice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Various aspects of poverty in Canada, the guaranteed income plan & social justice.
  7. Independent Co-operative Enterprizes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Report on an economic strategy to help marginalised men and women.
  8. Intercede
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
  9. It's War on the Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Miah analyzes the increase in numbers within the working poor class and the economic structures that keep them poor.
  10. Living Wage Movement: An Update
    Against The Current vol. 90

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Several months ago, a few hundred service workers in Santa Cruz, California won a raise. Workers who work for the city or for private sector firms who perform city services will now be eligible for $11 per hour plus health benefits or $12 per hour without benefits.
  11. The Maximum Wage
    A Common-Sense Prescription for Revitalizing America---by Taxing the Very Rich

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    The author traces the history of attempts to limit incomes and proposes the adoption of a maximum wage to revitalize American economy.
  12. The Minimum Wage Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In a discussion of the debate over the minimum wage increase in the United States, Miah advocates for a socialist mentality and a focus on individual rights in order to provide an economic solution to the decline of the middle class caused by capitalisim.
  13. Nickel and Dimed
    On (Not) Getting By In America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour?
  14. Poverty in Wealth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
  15. The Real Cost of a Cheap Burger
    Fastfood Workers Go Hungry: Is that the American Dream?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    America’s fastfood outlets are not restaurants but food systems serviced by cheap labour in de-skilled jobs — employees so badly paid that they need state aid and charity. They went on strike in North Carolina last summer.
  16. Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.
  17. State of the "Recovery"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The editors provide an overview of current issues in American politics, such as the debate over minimum wage, Wall Street, immigration reform, the Trans Pacific Partnership and the need for economic recovery.
  18. A Time to Stand Together...A Time for Social Solidarity
    A Declaration on Social and Economic Policy Directions for Canada by Members of Popular Sector Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  19. The Wealthy Banker's Wife 
    The Assault on Equality in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993

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