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Learn About “Life Under $10.10” and How Low Wage Workers Survive

From Working Families (http://workingfamilies.org/states/pennsylvania/): PA Working Families is launching a website called “Life Under $10.10″(http://lifeunder1010.com/) which tells stories of PA workers from various regions who make less than $10.10. Our hope is that this website will help publicize the stories … Continue reading

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Call Senators Corman and Baker to Raise the Minimum Wage to at Least $10.10!

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): For the last two years, the Raise the Wage PA coalition has been pushing Pennsylvania’s state legislature to raise the minimum wage. We’ve held rallies around the state, met with our elected officials in … Continue reading

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Sign the Raise the Wage PA Petition to Support Increase in the Minimum Wage

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): Raise the Wage PA has just re-launched an online version of our petition to raise the minimum wage: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51246/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13877 We’re planning a petition drop-off event, and it is important that we gather as many … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage PA Kickoff Event—January 27, Harrisburg

Please join us as we kick off a new year of organizing for fair wages! 2014 was a big year for workers fighting to raise the minimum wage, and 2015 is shaping up to be big, too! In fact, just … Continue reading

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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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