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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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Sandra L. Strauss: It’s time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

Posted at http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-minimum-wage-increase-pennsylvania-strauss-yv-0-20140923-story.html Opinion: More than 50,000 Lehigh Valley workers receive wages so low that they need food stamps Opinion: How a low minimum wage affects working people Opinion: Work should be a pathway out of poverty, not another form … Continue reading

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Head Smacker: Minimum Wage Workers Forced to Rely on Public Subsidies While Their Employers Make Billions

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/06/head-smacker-minimum-wage-workers-forced-rely-public-subsidies-employers-make-billions/ By Lecia Imbery August 6, 2014 Last Thursday, a group of minimum wage earners and supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol to urge Members of Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Many at … Continue reading

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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says : The Two-Way : NPR  (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/19/332879409/states-that-raised-minimum-wage-see-faster-job-growth-report-says) by Scott Neuman July 19, 201412:25 PM ET                 Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (right) and Seattle … Continue reading

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This Recess—Tell Congress to #RaisetheWage

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): Right now the economy is not working for everyone—too many Americans are working long hours for wages that are too low to support their families. The federal minimum wage is a poverty wage: … Continue reading

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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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