February 20, 2014
Teachable Moments: $0.75 is Not Enough
“We’ve got hundreds of thousands of families in this province that are struggling to make ends meet. We’re here today to say: ‘You know what, a $0.75 increase is not enough…’ If our political parties thought that we would just take a $0.75 increase and disappear, they’re sadly mistaken.”
Deena Ladd, coordinator for the Workers’ Action Centre, speaking to community members rallying for a $14 minimum wage to help lift working families out of poverty at Yonge and Dundas Square on February 17.
Teachable Moments is an ETT Weekly/website-feature highlighting labour, education, and politics-themed quotes from the past and present, with the goal to engage and inform.