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Act Now for One Fair Wage in Pennsylvania

For 17 years, tipped workers in Pennsylvania have been paid only $2.83 an hour by law. In order to survive, these workers must to rely on unpredictable customer tips, which results in economic instability and vulnerability to harassment on the … Continue reading

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Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage—March 13-19, Statewide

Across Pennsylvania the week of March 13 is a Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage.  We encourage religious leaders to include the issue in worship services during that week to engage the faithful in efforts to aid the … Continue reading

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U.S. Jobs Growing, but Most Will Pay $15 or Less

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/12/14/u-s-jobs-growing-but-most-will-pay-15-or-less/#.Vm9AekorIdU By Andrew Yarrow December 14, 2015 This post was originally published by the San Francisco Chronicle on December 13, 2015.  The federal government issued new projections last week about the kinds of jobs that will be created over the next … Continue reading

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‘Come Get My Vote’: Low-Wage Workers Rise Up in Advance of 2016 Election

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/10/come-get-my-vote-low-wage-workers-rise-advance-2016-election Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Common Dreams Fight for $15 organizers say workers will walk off the job in 270 cities across the U.S. By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer “We’ve got one message for anyone … Continue reading

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Family Budget Data Offered as Argument for PA Minimum Wage Hike

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-31/livable-wages-working-families/family-budget-data-offered-as-argument-for-pa-minimum-wage-hike/a47921-1 August 31, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Workers around the country seek a $15 an hour minimum wage. Credit: The All-Nite Images/fickr.com HARRISBURG, Pa. – As bills to increase … Continue reading

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Report: US Taxpayers Bear ‘Hidden Cost’ of Poverty Wages

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/13/report-us-taxpayers-bear-hidden-cost-poverty-wages Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Common Dreams Low-wage workers compromise more than 70 percent of individuals enrolled in federal and state-run poverty assistance programs By Lauren McCauley, staff writer Protesters in New York City rally … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage PA Kickoff Event—January 27, Harrisburg

Please join us as we kick off a new year of organizing for fair wages! 2014 was a big year for workers fighting to raise the minimum wage, and 2015 is shaping up to be big, too! In fact, just … 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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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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