Alberta Federation of Labour

Alberta Federation of Labour
15 Is Fair

15 Is Fair

June 21, 2016 19:24 ET

Media Advisory: Minimum wage hike would boost Alberta's economy by almost a billion dollars

Research shows economic benefits of plan to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - The 15 is Fair campaign is releasing research that shows Alberta's economy will reap major gains if the government follows through on plans to increase the minimum wage.

At a press conference on Wednesday, the campaign released economic research showing that Alberta's economy would gain $900 million over three years from increased household spending, and from productivity gains.

"Higher minimum wages help the economy grow by putting more money in the pockets of low-wage workers who, in turn, spend that money in the local economy," Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan said.

The full research report will be released at the press conference.

Who: 15 is Fair campaign

Where: HSAA Offices Media Room (18410 100 Ave NW Edmonton)

When: Noon, Wednesday, June 22

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Alberta Federation of Labour
    Olav Rokne
    Communications Director
    780.218.4351 (cell)
    orokne@afl.org