Book Launch! Rising Up: The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

Book Launch! 

Rising Up: The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada.

Monday, March 29, 2021. 13:00-15:00 (EST) via Zoom.

Register for the Zoom webinar here.

Canada has one of the highest rates of low-wage work among advanced industrial economies. In a labour market characterized by the ongoing fallout from COVID-19, deepening income inequality, increasingly uncertain job tenure, and weakened union representation, the living wage movement offers a response. Contributors to this collection of essays examine union- and community-based approaches to organizing in marginalized communities, the role of social reproduction, migrant labour, and media (mis)representations, among other key topics.

Participants: 

  • Bryan Evans, Ryerson University
  • Carlo Fanelli, York University
  • David Goutor, McMaster University
  • Kendall Hammond, Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
  • Mary-Dan Johnston, CCPA Nova Scotia
  • Biko Koenig, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Catherine Ludgate, Vancity
  • Meg Luxton, York University
  • Patricia McDermott, York University
  • Tom McDowell, Ryerson University
  • Christine Saulnier, CCPA Nova Scotia
  • John Shields, Ryerson University
  • Andrew Stevens, University of Regina
  • Deva Woodly, The New School for Social Research

Sponsored by:

  • Faculty of Arts and Professional Studies, York University
  • Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University
  • Work and Labour Studies Program, Department of Social Science, York University
  • Global Labour Research Centre, York University
  • Graduate Program in Policy Studies, Ryerson University
  • Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University

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