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Movin’ on Up to $15 Minimum Wage

From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org): California and New York made history this week, approving landmark plans to gradually raise their minimum wages to $15 an hour. The details differ and the California increase is stronger than New York’s. … 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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The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 on the State Budget

By Mark Price &  Stephen Herzenberg February 8, 2016 Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/), a statewide coalition of community, labor, faith-based, and other organizations is urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage above the federal level … Continue reading

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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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