Metro Vancouver Alliance Wins Living Wage Fight
Leaders of the Metro Vancouver Alliance celebrated the passage of a living wage ordinance, committing the city to paying $20.68 per hour (the rate includes benefits) for all City workers and contracted employees.
Last fall, at MVA's accountability session, candidates from four civic parties committed to taking the lead on the issue. Mayor George Robertson fulfilled his promise, putting forth the motion, which won by unanimous vote.Read more
Metro Vancouver Alliance Builds Bridges, Heals Community
According to lead organizer Deborah Littman, the key to success is conducting "listening campaigns."
The Vancouver Sun lauded Metro Vancouver Alliance for its work in building community and, most recently, for helping mostly Filipino nursing home staff get through a contentious contract dispute. Read article below for more.Read more
Metro Vancouver Alliance Digs in on Transit Referendum Vote
Almost 60 Metro Vancouver Alliance leaders packed a church gym to evaluate how to pass a half cent sales tax to fund improved transit. Leaders argue that better transit is needed to incorporate future demands of the growing (and aging) population, and to contribute to pollution reduction efforts.
Forum on Transit Referendum Looks at Ways to Sell the Yes Vote, News 1130