Fredericton IWW support for Bread and Roses event

On March 13, an event was held in Fredericton, “Bread and Roses”. It was an International Women’s Day event, workers’ appreciation night and fundraiser for the NB Coalition for Pay Equity. The Fredericton IWW lent support by tending the bar for free and donating the over $80 in tips to the cause. The event featured live music from Fredericton’s Alex Bailey Swing Band, speeches by women affected by the low pay to childcare workers, home support workers, community residence (group home) workers and transition home workers, all work traditionally and continually done by mostly women. Additionally, there was some pretty fancy dancing by one of our own members. Emma Goldman would be proud.