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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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It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania—Please Sign the Petition

Nearly one in five Pennsylvania workers would get a pay hike if the minimum wage goes up. It’s time for our government to update the wage floor so people can afford the basics, like food, rent and transportation. Increasing the … Continue reading

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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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