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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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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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