VOLUNTEER AGAINST INCOME INEQUALITY
The fight against income inequality is bigger than all of us. To really win this battle, we’ll need everyone on board, and there’s a ton of different ways you can get involved! Even if you’re not a union member, volunteering with any number of organizations could help turn the tide. Use our map to find allies in your area and help us win a fairer future for all Canadians.
NUPGE does not officially endorse any organizations unless they are clearly labeled as a NUPGE affiliate.
IN THE NEWS
Low- or middle-income Canadians who falsely claim too much from government programs will find themselves in court faster than you can say “P3 privatization scheme,” but large corporations walk away with millions and barely get a slap on the wrist.
On behalf of all NAPE members, the union is incredibly proud to donate $10,000 to the association to help them get back to supporting our province’s most vulnerable.
Many of those objecting to the message that the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes have been involved in schemes to allow large corporations or the wealthy to avoid taxes.
26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.
“The growing number of Canadians struggling with debt is a result of the increase in income inequality. To tackle problems like the personal debt crisis we need to be taking action to reduce income inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Ford just slammed the door on low income families who want to send their kids to college." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed top tax rates are also consistent with those recently proposed by one of Canada’s most prominent economists.
A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds that the gap between Canada's corporate elite and the average worker is still immense. The study also finds a significant disparity based on gender at all levels of employment.
Given that workers and retirees worked decades to earn their pensions, they should not be left at the back of the line.
When social finance is used to privatize public services, costs go up. In addition to investor profits, using social finance to privatize public services means new layers of bureaucracy.
Ottawa (03 Dec. 2018) — Depending on how it’s used, the newly announced Social Finance Fund will either be a useful tool for economic development or a hefty subsidy for a new form of privatization.