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Rising Up

The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Rising Up

The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

Despite one of the highest rates of low-wage work in the West, Canada is home to a strong and storied labor movement. Rising Up traces the history of living wage activism in Canada and its battle against broken trade unions and dismantled safety nets. In a labor market characterized by inequality, instability, and austerity, the authors contend, the living wage movement must play a central role in our plans for a more equitable future.
 

318 pages | 18 figures, 14 tables | 6 x 9

Sociology: Social Change, Social Movements, Political Sociology


Reviews

The living wage movement is shifting the goalposts of socially acceptable employment practice. Thanks to the determined efforts of living wage advocates and researchers, employers face growing social and regulatory pressure to pay workers enough to lead healthy, balanced lives. This rich and timely collection will be an indispensable reference for those striving to win a living wage for all workers: it shows what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, and how the immense potential of this movement to transform employment can be fulfilled.

Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work

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