Fight for $15 BBQ & Leafleting August 15th

Join members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) for a BBQ and leafleting event on Saturday, August 15th. They will start the day at 10:30am leafletting the Templeton SkyTrain in Richmond, followed by a BBQ lunch at 11am. Attendees will then head over to the new McArthur Glen Outlet Mall for further leafletting. For more information, see the Facebook event and Fight for 15 BC website.

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Fight for $15

bc fedOn March 12th, the government of BC announced a 20-cent increase to the minimum wage. However, even those minimum wage-workers employed full-time will continue to fall thousands of dollars below the poverty line.

The BC Federation of Labour points out that BC is falling behind places like the Northwest Territories, which is raising its minimum wage by 25%. Cities like San Francisco and Seattle are on their way toward a $15/hour minimum wage.

Please support the BC Federation of Labour’s Fight for $15. You can sign their petition at this link. The campaign offers numerous resources on reaching out to workers, including excellent Fact Sheets available in multiple languages. These fact sheets highlight BC’s minimum wage and poverty, the impact of the minimum wage on women, and on students.