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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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“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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