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Minimum Wage

(A rally in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art promotes raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Activists Rally on Parkway, Calling For $10.10 Minimum Wage in U.S.

The “Give America A Raise” bus was the centerpiece for a rally at Eakins Oval, in front of the art museum.

03/27/2014

Rick Bloomingdale at podium. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Activists Call For Minimum Wage Increase In Pennsylvania

A coalition of activists has announced a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania, but they face an uphill battle.

03/19/2014

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Activists In Philadelphia Join Nationwide Protest Of Low Minimum Wage

Activists in Philadelphia joined many across the country Saturday in protesting the low minimum wage.

03/08/2014

Stigall Show Log 2.19.14

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/19/2014

US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 28, 2014 at the US Capitol in Washington.  AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Economist Peter Morici Speaks On Pres. Obama’s State Of The Union Address

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.”

01/29/2014

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NJ Business Lobby Warns Against Great Expectations Following Minimum Wage Increase

Voters in New Jersey last month approved a constitutional amendment that increases the state’s minimum wage by a dollar.

12/30/2013

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NJ Minimum Wage Increases In 2014, But Not Everyone’s Thrilled

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.

12/29/2013

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Some Wonder What Effect NJ Minimum Wage Increase Will Have On Hiring

Collecting shopping carts at a large chain store, Andrew Higginbotham says it’s hard to live off his pay $8.65 per hour.

12/26/2013

A protest at the McDonald's at 40th and Walnut, urging the fast food chain to pay their workers more than the minimum wage. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Penn, Temple Students Preach ‘Respect’ For Fast Food Workers

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.

12/06/2013

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Local Fast Food Workers Join A National Protest Against Low Wages

Dozens walked off their jobs across the United States in 100 cities.

12/05/2013

(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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NJ Voters OK Hourly Minimum Wage Hike To $8.25

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.

11/05/2013

Voting booths (File photo by Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Poll: N.J. Voters Expected To Approve State Minimum Wage Hike

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.

09/23/2013

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State Senators From Philadelphia Once Again Call For Minimum Wage Increase

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.

09/18/2013

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Interns Must Be Paid In Valuable Experience Or Money

Companies across the country have long used the promise of a good recommendation as a benefit for interns, in lieu of salary, but this is what you need to know.

08/23/2013

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