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Why can’t today’s graduates get hired?
Here are some stories from the new world of work. A 29-year-old woman is trying to land a job as a communications professional. She’s a personable self-starter, with undergraduate and master’s degrees from good universities, plus two diplomas. Currently she’s working at her third unpaid internship, which basically consists of getting coffee and fixing her boss’s iPod.
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Shhh! Don't utter the word "strike"
Has the Progressive Conservative government in Alberta outdone the federal Conservatives when it comes to the rights of workers? New labour laws in Alberta don't just strip the right of unionized provincial employees to arbitration. Going forward, these workers also "won't even be able to talk about a strike or a disruptive labour action that could be seen as leading to a strike."
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Fun. Stands Up For LGBTQ Athletes
Sports haven’t always been LGBTQ-friendly, and there’s still a ways to go in this cause. On top of that, Russia’s openly homophobic laws have caused real concern about the safety of gay athletes and tourists attending the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. In response to this problem, the band fun. has teamed up with the You Can Play Project.
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The Living Wage: An idea whose time has come
Whether it be throughout the US, Canada or the UK, the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented. When tens of thousands of American fast-food workers walked off the job for one day last August, they did so to deliver a message: they cannot survive on minimum wage jobs.
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