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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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Minimum Wage Spending Power Less Today Than in 1950—Sign On (Businesses) to Support Raising the Federal and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

From Business for a Fair Minimum Wage (http://www.businessforafairminimumwage.org): Check out the infographic on the minimum wage being lower today than 1950: Sign on to the federal business sign-on statement at http://www.businessforafairminimumwage.org/Federal-12-By-2020-Sign-On-Statement Sign on to the PA business sign-on statement at … Continue reading

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35 Soul-Crushing Facts about American Income Inequality

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 01:15 PM EDT The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined Larry Schwartz, Alternet While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem … Continue reading

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How Wage Hikes Can Lead to More Customer Happiness

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): Walmart’s recent flurry of decisions to boost wages is causing many employers across the country to rethink how they compensate employees, even beyond debates over whether government should mandate increases in the minimum wage. Walmart … Continue reading

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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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