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You Deserve More Money

But you’re probably not going to get any.

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Know why? Because of income inequality.

What does that even mean?
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But before you go back to Twitter, there are a couple of things you should know.

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Like what income inequality is — because I guarantee it’s affecting you.

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Income inequality just means an unequal distribution of income across participants in an economy.

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The causes can vary significantly by region, gender, level of education, and social status.

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And it’s the reason that 3.8% of Canadian households control 67% of the total wealth.

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Let that sink in.

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That’s $1.78 trillion dollars.

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Controlled by 3.8% of all the households in Canada.

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Not depressed enough yet?

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Canadians have set a new record! We now owe $1.71 for every dollar of disposable income.

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And by lunch on January 3, 2018, the highest-paid CEOs in Canada earned as much as average Canadians will make in an entire year.

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Sounds terrible, right? But before you pack your bags for Mars, there are some things you should know.

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Income inequality is not inevitable.

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You remember Occupy Wall Street? Yeah, they were protesting this b@$%&.

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And decades before OWS was around, unions were fighting the good fight.

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And now you can help too!

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Ever heard of the Robin Hood Tax?

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It’s exactly what it sounds like — a tax on the super wealthy to aid the masses.

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The proposed amount is 0.05% tax on transactions carried out by banks and financial traders. Meaning it wouldn’t impact 99% of the population, like you or me.

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But it will generate millions of dollars that could be used to fund public services like hospitals, child care, and infrastructure projects.

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Progressive tax rates have been PROVEN to reduce post-tax inequality, but they also diminish pre-tax inequality. Why? — Because the 1% has less incentive to swallow up wealth when they know it’s just going to be taken back in taxes.

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But tighter tax laws are only half the battle. We also need to crack down on offshore accounts and tax evasion.

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More than 3,000 Canadian companies, trusts, foundations, and individuals were listed in the Paradise Papers, a leak of millions of records from an offshore law firm and from corporate registries of 19 tax havens.

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And that’s on top of the 625 Canadians named in the 2016 leak of the Panama Papers.

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Visit UnionsYeah.ca to see how you can help level the playing field for all Canadians.

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Talk about it! Tweet it, snap it, text it — make enough noise that the politicians can’t ignore it anymore.

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Because we’ve seen first-hand what happens when we let the super-rich control the government.

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Unions like NUPGE are advocates for change. We want fairer tax laws and want those engaging in tax evasion to pay their fair share.

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And it’s been proven time and time again that countries with higher rates of unionization have less income inequality AND less of a gender pay gap.

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So stand up Canada! Tell ‘em who’s boss.

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Because we all deserve a little extra $.

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