“Taken together, these voices represent the democratic strength of inquiry, research, and discussion that animate so much of the labour movement and the social movements supported by unions.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The fact such an organization is recommending higher taxes for corporations and the wealthy shows how bad inequality has become.
"From Newfoundland to B.C, we are all affected by government and corporate decisions which have a negative impact on our lives," Clancy says. "The upside is that by working together, by putting our energy into action, we have the strength and resolve to change the direction of our country. We can make a difference for generations to come. And we will." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The cost of dealing with social issues associated with the UK’s high inequality has been estimated at £39,312,152,414 per year.
Think tank calls on feds to alleviate income inequality, not make it worse.
Moving stories and passionate comments were part of the evening at the All Together Now townhall in Windsor.
"By sharing this information, and getting more people involved in the campaign, people see there are solutions. When we work strategically together, we can make a difference." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
"Through our discussion, we were able to show how the attack on labour rights, the lack of tax fairness, the lack of an organized strategy to create good jobs, with good wages and the reduction in public services all have a role to play in making income inequality worse, " said Larry Brown.
Rigged rules mean economic growth increasingly "winner takes all" for rich elites all over the world.
"Harper should take the advice he gave to the Liberals during the sponsorship scandal, 'stop the waste and abuse right now and order a freeze of all discretionary government advertising?' We'll see if he's up to that challenge." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.