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Urge Your Representatives to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Many U.S. workers have come to rely on and expect an annual wage increase from their employers. Indeed, the practice of annual cost of living increases and raises came into … Continue reading

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Take the #LiveTheWage Challenge—July 24–30, 2014

NOTE: Obviously if you are reading this in the weekly news update, it is past July 24. Don’t let that stop you! Just pick your seven days… It’s been five years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. The … Continue reading

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Hospital Funds Minimum Wage Increase for Workers with Executive Bonuses

Christina Sarich, Nation of Change News Report Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/hospital-funds-minimum-wage-increase-workers-executive-bonuses-1404309354 While House Republicans recently unanimously voted to keep funding the 1 percent and deny millions of workers a minimum wage increase, Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX has … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania—Please Sign the Petition

Nearly one in five Pennsylvania workers would get a pay hike if the minimum wage goes up. It’s time for our government to update the wage floor so people can afford the basics, like food, rent and transportation. Increasing the … 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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Please Make a Call Now in Support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Yesterday, Democrats in the House of Representatives filed a discharge petition that, if signed by more than 50 percent of House members, will put the Fair Minimum Wage Act to a vote on the floor! … Continue reading

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Tell Congress It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): At Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama announced he’d sign an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for federally-contracted workers to $10.10 per hour. Now, more than two million workers at companies … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Raise the Minimum Wage

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): It’s time we help 30 million working Americans make ends meet! More than four years after the end of the Great Recession, not only have wages for low- and middle-income workers yet to recover, but … Continue reading

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ROC United Launched “Living Off Tips” Campaign

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): With an enormous workforce of more than 10 million people, the restaurant industry is one of our country’s fastest growing and largest economic sectors; it also produces the lowest paying jobs in the country. Gloria Steinem … Continue reading

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