"Every day we were thanked for listening, for focusing on solutions and for bringing people together. I'd say the tour has been a success in this province." — Felicia Fahey, OPSEU Executive Board member and Fairness Express engager.
“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.
"The more conversations we have with our friends and neighbours about how taxes are used to improve our communities and our quality of life, and how corporations and the super-rich need to stop dodging their obligations, the closer we will come to addressing income inequality." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"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.
Moving stories and passionate comments were part of the evening at the All Together Now townhall in Windsor.
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
Taxes are used to provide a better standard of living and quality of life for everyone, says Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
"Workers across the country are working harder and longer than ever before, only to see their wages frozen and rolled back or jobs eliminated, while CEOs enjoy the riches of our labour. This report reveals just how dramatic the wage divide really is." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Governments are making income inequality much worse. Canadians are getting involved to make a difference.