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One Thing’s for Sure: Americans Want a Higher Minimum Wage

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): On the heels of the midterm elections, one thing is for sure: Americans want a higher minimum wage. Yesterday, voters in all five of the states with ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage—Alaska, Arkansas, … Continue reading

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“Cry Wolf Project” Looks at Dire Predictions for Increases to the Minimum Wage

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): A new study is out recounting 100 years of opposition to the minimum wage conducted by the “Cry Wolf Project.” We hear the same bogus arguments today from those opposing a fair minimum wage in Pennsylvania. … 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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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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Lawmakers Investigate Living on Minimum Wage Salary for One Week

July 21, 2014 Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) took the “Living Wage Challenge” July 24-30, living for a week on $77, as would a minimum wage worker. The start of the … 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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A New Tool in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Natalie Kramer July 14, 2014 In coordination with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Oxfam America has released an indispensable tool for minimum wage and anti-poverty advocates’ tool box: an interactive map (http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/poverty-in-the-us/minimum-wage-map/) with accompanying scorecards … 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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