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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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Video: Economy Boosting Jobs

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/october/video-economy-boosting-jobs Oct 08, 2013 05:32 pm | Chris Lilienthal This video below from our friends at Topos Partnerships explains the economy in terms everyone can understand. Economy-boosting jobs pay people enough to maintain the basic spending levels that … Continue reading

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Just How Much Will a Fast Food Wage Increase Cost?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/september/just-how-much-will-fast-food-wage-increase-cost Sep 11, 2013 02:57 pm | Stephen Herzenberg In The State of Working Pennsylvania 2013, we said that substantially raising the wages of fast food workers — to roughly $15 per hour — could put Pennsylvania and … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Myths – Who in Pennsylvania Needs a Raise?

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/34402-1 (09/09/13) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fast-food workers around the country have been agitating for raises, and some members of Congress are pressing to increase the national minimum wage. But what would the actual … Continue reading

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Support MLK’s Vision of an Adequate Wage for All Workers

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Thousands of workers in cities across the country are on strike, standing up and speaking out against low pay at fast food joints and retail shops! We believe that every worker deserves a wage that … Continue reading

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