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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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A Fair Minimum Wage As a School Achievement Strategy?

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/a-fair-minimum-wage-as-a-school-achievement-strategy/ When advocates for justice and equity in public education suggest that our nation will have to address America’s outrageous 22 percent child poverty rate as one step to improve school achievement, critics of such strategies point out … Continue reading

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Voters Overwhelmingly Support a Nine Dollar Minimum Wage

Alan Pyke, ThinkProgress, News Investigation Three out of four Americans would vote for a $9 minimum wage if it were on the ballot, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Overall support is up by 5 percentage points from March. Gallup’s survey found … 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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The Ongoing March for Economic Equality and Opportunity

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans made history at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march was organized by civil rights, labor, and religious organizations because so many Americans were … Continue reading

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Day of Action for Fair Wages—July 24, National

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): It’s been FOUR years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage and 21 long years since the last wage increase for tipped workers. In a hurting economy, we just can’t wait any longer for … Continue reading

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Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): For 75 years, the Federal Labor Standard’s Act of 1938 has protected workers with a standard work week, minimum wage and overtime pay, and it prohibited child labor in America. But these days, it seems … Continue reading

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Imagine…A Minimum Wage Your Daughter Could Live On

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/february/imaginea-minimum-wage-your-daughter-could-live By Stephen Herzenberg The Australian minimum wage this year is $15.96 per hour. I know this mostly because my daughter lives in Melbourne these days (not forever, I hope). When she arrived there 18 months ago, she … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted/Needed to Know About Sequester, Compassionate Budget

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): Sequester/Budget The NCC is continuing to make the sequester impacts as concrete and understandable as possible for Congress and folks in the pews. We still need your stories. If you have … Continue reading

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