The Art of Resistance
e.325 - The Fight for 15 & Fairness On Campus & Beyond ft. Simran Dhunna ft. Talia Holy
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The Fight for $15 began in 2012 when US fast-food workers went on the largest strike in the food industry’s history. They demanded a higher minimum wage, decent working conditions, and the right to form a union.
Fast forward to 2015 when the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign launched in Ontario. They scored a major victory two years later in 2017 when the previous Liberal government introduced major reforms to Ontario’s labour laws, including a $15 minimum wage by 2019. Since then, Doug Ford’s conservative government has clawed back the minimum wage hike but the Fight for $15 & Fairness refuses to accept this.
Simran Dhunna is a master’s student in public health who currently organises with the Fight for $15 & Fairness, Climate Justice Toronto, and Silence Is Violence.
Talia Holy is an undergrad student studying Sexual Diversity Studies and Political Science. They organise with the Fight for $15 and Fairness, Climate Justice Toronto, and Students for Reproductive Justice.
The Art of Resistance airs Tuesdays at 11am on CIUT89.5FM.