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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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Urge Congress to Raise the 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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California Conservative Proposes $12 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/december/california-conservative-proposes-12-hour-minimum-wage Dec 02, 2013 10:34 am | Stephen Herzenberg Last week, The New York Times reported that Ron Unz, a conservative Silicon Valley millionaire and past Editor of The American Conservative, favors increasing California’s minimum wage to $12 … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Tomorrow marks FOUR years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage, and it’s been 21 years since tipped workers got a raise! It’s time we call on Congress to Raise Up America, and increase … Continue reading

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A Job Should Lift You Out of Poverty, Not Trap You in It—Sign Petition to Support a Higher Minimum Wage

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): Women who earn minimum wage are struggling to make ends meet. The current minimum wage at $7.25 an hour cannot support our families. If you support raising the minimum wage sign the petition at http://www.onlineactions.org/page/s/raiseminwage, What would … Continue reading

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March for a Living Wage—July 24, Philadelphia

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): From our friends at Fight for Philly (http://fightforphilly.org/): The federal minimum wage has not been increased in three years.  During that time, the price for our basic services have gone up and made it harder for … Continue reading

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