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
Find news and resources from across the country during Living Wage Week 2016:
- Winsdor-Essex celebrates the most living wage employers in southern Ontario
- Four Saskatoon companies agree to pay a living wage
- Chatham-Kent launches a living wage and recognizes 9 employers
- Central Alberta reflects on the new $15/hr minimum wage
- CCPA Ontario releases living wage podcast trio:
- Episode 1 - Tom Cooper and Greg deGroote Maggetti, regional advocates
- Episode 2 - Helmi Ansari and Kelly Watson, living wage employers
- Episode 3 - Diedre Pike and Cam Jay, local organizers
- Living Wage Week in Canada, 2016: Engaging Businesses
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.