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Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/05/minimum-wage-measures-pass-overwhelmingly-even-red-states Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by Common Dreams By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ‘Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.’ Those who will benefit most from Tuesday’s minimum wage victories … Continue reading

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Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share

Read the rest of the report at http://www.epi.org/publication/safety-net-savings-from-raising-minimum-wage/ Introduction and executive summary More than five years have passed since the federal minimum wage was raised to its current level of $7.25 per hour. Over that time, the value of a minimum-wage … Continue reading

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Raising the Minimum Wage Would Take at Least 1.7 Million Workers Off Public Assistance and Reduce Safety Net Spending by at Least $7.6 Billion a Year

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/16/raising-minimum-wage-would-take-least-17-million-workers-public-assistance-and Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 3:00pm: Economic Policy Institute WASHINGTON – The value of the minimum wage has been so severely eroded by inflation that businesses today are paying minimum wage workers 25 percent less than they … Continue reading

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Support Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage

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 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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