The “Give America A Raise” bus was the centerpiece for a rally at Eakins Oval, in front of the art museum.
A coalition of activists has announced a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania, but they face an uphill battle.
Activists in Philadelphia joined many across the country Saturday in protesting the low minimum wage.
Chris covers the arrest of former sportscaster Don Tollefson, President Obama’s touting of trade schools, and Pizza Hut’s offer to a West Chester University student. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Morici, a Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, said he expects the President will be able to pass a raise in the minimum wage because “there is a lot of sentiment in the country that $7.25 an hour is too low.”
Voters in New Jersey last month approved a constitutional amendment that increases the state’s minimum wage by a dollar.
With the New Year comes a new, higher minimum wage in New Jersey, and businesses forced to pay the higher salary are expressing concerns about what it might do to their bottom line.
Collecting shopping carts at a large chain store, Andrew Higginbotham says it’s hard to live off his pay $8.65 per hour.
A local group of Penn and Temple students held a “flash” performance inside a McDonald’s in University City last night, calling on higher wages for fast food workers.
Dozens walked off their jobs across the United States in 100 cities.
US Sen. Bob Casey says the lot of 700,000 Pennsylvania workers would be improved by an increase in the minimum wage.
New Jersey residents on Tuesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage by $1, to $8.25 an hour, and to provide for automatic cost-of-living increases as 10 other states already do.
When voters in New Jersey go to the polls this November, they’ll be asked decide if the state’s minumum wage should be raised.
Two state lawmakers from Philadelphia say they’ll try once again to convince colleagues to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, despite the failure of past proposals.
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