Minimum Wage Legislation

(An oversized puppet portraying a corporate fat-cat stood over the rally at 40th and Walnut Streets.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Another Rally For Higher Minimum Wage Legislation Held in West Philadelphia

Dozens of people showed up for the event outside a McDonald’s restaurant at 40th and Walnut Streets, including Pennsylvania state senator Daylin Leach, who has introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Workers prepare to depart for Harrisburg from 16th and JFK Blvd.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Workers Attend Minimum-Wage-Hike Rally in Harrisburg

Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

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NJ Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.38 Per Hour, Effective January 1st

With the arrival of the new year comes a bump in New Jersey’s minimum wage. But not a big one.

12/31/2014

(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