The controversy over higher minimum wages has shone a spotlight on the plight of the working poor, who have little leverage in negotiating pay and benefits. Should the unions take up the cause and organize low-wage and temporary workers?
Higher legislated minimum wages should be good for low paid workers, but it's not always the case. The Bank of Canada says the price of those better wages could be 60-thousand fewer jobs over the next two years. And after a recent increase, some workers at Tim Hortons and other businesses stand to lose their breaks and benefits. What do you think? Is it worth the price? With guest host Andrew Nichols.
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