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Urge PA Senators to Support the Minimum Wage Fairness Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action Now: Support the bill that will raise the unjustly low federal minimum wage. Call senators (202-224-3121) to urge a vote on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 2223; … Continue reading

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Write a Letter to the Editor Explaining Why Congress Must Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Earlier this month, we asked you to take action (http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=355) and download our Minimum Wage Toolkit (http://www.scribd.com/doc/235970625/HiT-Minimum-Wage-Toolkit-National) in order to urge your members of Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. This … Continue reading

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Tell Congress America is Ready to #RaiseTheWage

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Recent polling from Pew Research shows that 73% of Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and adjusting it for the cost of living in future years, and other polling … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Let’s make this Labor Day matter. Call senators (202-224-3121) and urge them to pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act! Alternatively, you can contact … Continue reading

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How We Should Really Honor Labor Day

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/28/really-honor-labor-day/#.VACPBfldVqU By Lecia Imbery August 28, 2014 For many of us who are lucky enough to have full-time jobs and paid holidays, Labor Day usually means a 3-day weekend, one last chance to go to the beach before summer … Continue reading

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Extending Unemployment Insurance and Raising the Minimum Wage are at Stake—Take Action Now

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): This week, the Senate will vote on whether to renew emergency unemployment insurance, or UI, and could also vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, both of which will provide desperately needed … Continue reading

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Faith in Values: How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year

By Sally Steenland A single number can change the public debate on an issue that seems stalled. Two weeks ago, such a number appeared in a report by the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Research on Labor … Continue reading

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Taxpayers are Picking Up the Tab for Corporations that Pay Poverty Wages

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): A new study (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/report/2014/03/05/85158/the-effects-of-minimum-wages-on-snap-enrollments-and-expenditures/) from the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley reveals this: increasing the minimum wage to … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Minimum wage workers are not all teenagers bagging groceries at the corner store. They’re not just on the first rung of the ladder to the American dream. They are mostly women, disproportionately of … Continue reading

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Sign Open Letter to Congress: It’s Time to Support a Moral and Just Minimum Wage

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): As people of faith, we believe that when workers are paid a living family wage that adequately compensates them for their work, their human dignity is uplifted and respected. EVERYONE deserves that human dignity. Tell Congress … Continue reading

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