JFAAP turned out to support Unite Here Local 75 picket line at the Holiday Inn Express (North York).
Workers are striking for living wages and benefits.
Many live in our community.
Also supporting them today were the Workeer’s Action Centre, CUPE York University and CLASP.
The Mayor’s Task-force on Social Housing held a meeting with the Jane and Finch community only after JFAAP sent an open letter asking why they did scheduled one here.
About 200 people attended and when they finally were allowed to speak made their views clear that there are major problems in the building.
The Task-force will submit its reports to the Mayor who will say if we will get to see its recommendations.
JFAAP has decided that the first Wednesday of each month, weather permitting, we will be on the street advocating for the causes we support. This time we were out for the $15 and Fairness minimum wage campaign. We got a lot of signers on our petition and made a lot of noise. The sun was directly on us so it was a great time for some portraits.
Last night Conversation Cafe was on feminism and race.
Many from JFAAP heard a presentation on the fight for $15 and fairness from Dwane and the Workers Action Centre ·