In Portland, Oregon, gratuity-free logos are beginning to show up in restaurant windows. Read about Park Kitchen's experience with the Gratuity-Free movement, from the perspective of Head Chef, David Sapp. While the minimum wage in Oregon is $9.75/hr, this company is paying full-time employees $15/hr plus benefits. Learn how they have tailored it to work for their business. Read more
Living Wage Canada
Communities across Canada are responding to the increasingly high levels of low wage poverty. They are advocating that families should earn an income sufficient for them to pay for the basic necessities of life, so they can live with dignity and participate as active citizens in our society. They are advocating for a Living Wage. Living Wage Canada is a site/portal to facilitate learning and information sharing among these communities to help build a national living wage movement. It includes details about the Canadian Living Wage Framework which provides a consistent living wage definition, calculation methodology, and strategy for recognizing corporate and community leadership who commit to pass a living wage policy.
Living Wage Week: 2016
This year, Living Wage Week will be held October 31- November 6 and is a time for recognizing employers and champions in different sectors all across the country. If you are a living wage campaigner and are planning or interested in planning activities during this week, we invite you to join the next Living Wage Leaders CoP to discuss your plans and hear from others across Canada. Sign-up here.
Find resources from Living Wage Week, 2015:
- Engaging Employers in Your Campaign
- Ontario's Newest Trend
- Lessons from Waterloo
- The True Cost of Living v. Low Wages
- Going Global and Keeping it Local
- Reducing Poverty Across Canada
- Ontario Network Launches Website
- Sudbury Campaign Launch
- Working Poor & Precarious Employment
- From Charity to Justice
An Unlikely Sector Considers Liveable Wages
Laura Tucker shares the gratuity-free experience from Park Kitchen, a restaurant paying employees liveable wages as part of their sustainability plan.