Federal Minimum Wage

(President Obama, in the Oval Office, works on his 2014 State of the Union address.  Credit: Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Obama Will Ask Congress To Increase Minimum Wage For Private-Sector Workers

US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”

01/28/2014

(John Dodds of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, far right, and other worker advocates listen as US Sen. Bob Casey speaks to reporters at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Momentum Builds in Pennsylvania For Higher Minimum Wage

US Sen. Bob Casey says the lot of 700,000 Pennsylvania workers would be improved by an increase in the minimum wage.

12/05/2013

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City Council Wants To Expand “Living Wage” Requirements

City Council wants to expand its “living wage” requirements for companies that do business with City Hall and that question could go to the voters next spring.

09/21/2013

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