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Living wage campaign launched

September 2007

A North American-wide campaign for a living wage kicked off this spring. It’s the brainchild of a Mexican-based coalition – the International Campaign for the Restoration of Wages and Jobs. The idea is to build continental pressure to reverse the downward trend in real wages. A Canadian organizing effort is pulling together in Toronto to provide a Northern front to the campaign. It has embraced the idea of a $10-an-hour minimum wage that has become a popular demand in Canadian trade union and social justice circles. The continent-wide campaign should give an international face to worker struggles at a time when the service industry and big box stores like Wal-Mart are putting downward pressure on worker livelihoods from Monterey to Montreal.

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