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Over 10,000 Alberta women lost their job in May 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 51,000. Part-time jobs were down by 10,100.

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News

Why we should abolish tipping

Every time we tip, we reinforce the idea that business owners can pay their workers less because they make so much in tips.

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News

Canada’s moral obligation to pay foreign aid

Canada should spend money on people in Canada. But they absolutely should be spending money on countries elsewhere.

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Lethbridge

UCP announce grant for companies to hire new workers

Eligible companies potentially could receive $2.25 million to subsidize wages over the next year.

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News

Alberta oil & gas lost 10,000s of jobs yet produced more oil

Since 2014, Alberta’s oil & gas industry has increased annual production to an additional 4.4 million cubic metres. But they did it with 41,000 fewer workers.

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News

Alberta lost over 12,000 jobs in April 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 33,500, but we’re still short over 160,000 full-time jobs, compared to July 2019, when the UCP introduced their Job Creation Tax Cut.

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Opinion

Raising minimum wage doesn’t increase inflation

Opponents of raising the minimum wage sometimes argue that raising it will increase the costs for customers. That’s sort of true, but only in a microeconomic sense. In other words, if a single business has to increase the salaries of the employees and their profit margins are thin (or they don’t want to lose out […]

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News

AHS awards private laundry contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with laundry services in Calgary and Edmonton.

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News

Albertans’ weekly pay is higher than those in other provinces

The Alberta government recently released data for weekly earnings in the province. I found data for all the provinces.

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News

UCP government creating working parents advisory group

The Alberta government announced last week that they are creating a new advisory group to help in the process of creating a long-term plan to support working parents. According to the announcement, the Supporting Alberta Working Parents Advisory Group will review the latest research, data, and economic analysis as they develop short and long-term initiatives […]