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News

Alberta goods more affordable than they were 20 years ago

Alberta workers making the province’s median wage could better afford the cost of living in 2020 than they could in 2000.

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News

Alberta gained over 20,000 full-time jobs in Jul 2021

The month before, it lost 37,000 full-time jobs.

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News

Could privatization of Alberta lab services lead to fewer worker benefits?

Last month, I wrote a news story regarding the Alberta government awarding the contract of lab testing services to a private company after lobbying from a firm the company had hired. Last week, I received collective bargaining agreements between the private company, DynaLIFE, and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, as well as between HSAA […]

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Alberta lost 37,000 full-time jobs in June 2021

Full-time jobs were down by 37,000. Part-time jobs were up by 36,800.

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Opinion

The myth of rewarding billionaires for their “effort”

One of the most common responses I get from people when I talk about business owners stealing worker wages to accumulate wealth—particularly billionaires—is that the business’s success is reliant on the owner, that they built the company, and their efforts should be rewarded, even if it’s exorbitantly. Let’s explore this. For the purposes of illustration, […]

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Responding to Travis Toews’ statement about Alberta’s nurses

He left out some details that I thought I’d clarify.

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News

Canada’s (and Alberta’s) gender wage gap during the pandemic

Female part-time workers in Canada made more than their male counterparts over the last year. It was the reverse for full-time workers.

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News

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.