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City & State Minimum Wage Campaigns 101 – Opposition Tactics and Fighting Back—February 10, Webinar

From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org/): Date:   Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Meeting Description: With income inequality front-and-center on the national agenda, more campaigns are fighting in more places for significant minimum wage boosts than ever before.  To … Continue reading

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Raising Minimum Wage Makes Business Sense

Raising the minimum wage makes good business sense whether you are a Republican, Democrat or independent. It should not be a partisan issue. Check out the following article: http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/raising-minimum-wage-makes-business-sense-1.1990332 Print edition here: http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-times-tribune/20160103/282733405843139/TextView

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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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It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA: Hearing—September 14, Philadelphia

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): Monday, September 14, 10:00 am Room 676, Philadelphia City Hall Hearings of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee on unemployment compensation The Labor and Industry Committee is holding minimum wage legislation hostage. It has … Continue reading

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KRC Finds The State of Working PA 2015 Is Improving but Still Precarious; Budget Deadlock, Stagnant Wages & Incomes, Threaten PA’s Recovery

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Keystone Research Center’s annual report The State of Working Pennsylvania brings some good news this year – job growth is back to normal in the commonwealth – as well as a caution to legislators and policymakers … 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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Minimum Wage Spending Power Less Today Than in 1950—Sign On (Businesses) to Support Raising the Federal and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

From Business for a Fair Minimum Wage (http://www.businessforafairminimumwage.org): Check out the infographic on the minimum wage being lower today than 1950: Sign on to the federal business sign-on statement at http://www.businessforafairminimumwage.org/Federal-12-By-2020-Sign-On-Statement Sign on to the PA business sign-on statement at … Continue reading

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35 Soul-Crushing Facts about American Income Inequality

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 01:15 PM EDT The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined Larry Schwartz, Alternet While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem … Continue reading

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How Wage Hikes Can Lead to More Customer Happiness

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): Walmart’s recent flurry of decisions to boost wages is causing many employers across the country to rethink how they compensate employees, even beyond debates over whether government should mandate increases in the minimum wage. Walmart … Continue reading

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