Jeff Bolton fills in for Chris and talks about the Iran deal, the U.S. decline in freedom ranking, Hillary Clinton’s trust issue and the Ashley Madison hack. At 7am, Jeff spoke with Economist Chris Butler for Finance Friday about the stock market, minimum wage and Phillies Announcer Scott Franzke about Chase Utley’s trade at 8am. Chris talked with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer about the Iran deal at 7:20am.
Justin Harrison, a volunteer organizer with the group “15 Now” says with the current minimum wage, it’s virtually impossible to make ends meet.
Turns out that while a baseball star’s life can be quite glamorous, getting to the major leagues isn’t. So more than 30 minor leaguers have filed suit.
The new rate is $8.25 an hour.
Friday was May Day, International Workers Day. Fast food workers and a state senator marked the occasion in West Philadelphia, with a rally and march for a $15 minimum wage.
Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.
Rich discussed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie saying he would crack down on states that legalized marijuana if elected President, the links between Saudi Arabia and 9/11/ and the final scene of the Sopranos. The talked with former Senator Bob Graham and Dr. Mazz
It was part of a nationwide mobilization of low-wage workers who want to see the national minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.
Leaders from the interfaith community group known as POWER, honored their respective Jewish and Christian holy holidays with a rally and march for economic equality.
Rich Zeoli talked to crime reporter Josh Kovensky on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about paying prisoners minimum wage for the work they do while incarcerated.
Gov. Tom Wolf says passage of a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania is a priority of his in the current legislative session.
Activists across the country will rally for a higher minimum wage today, calling economic justice part of the unfinished business of Martin Luther King’s legacy. One company is putting itself out in front of that movement.
With the arrival of the new year comes a bump in New Jersey’s minimum wage. But not a big one.
New Jersey’s state auditor is calling on the state to stop paying minimum wage for work done by sex offenders who are ordered to remain in custody at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center after they have completed their prison terms.
Chris reviewed the latest case of Ebola in New York City, a traffic court judge in Philadelphia being charged with corruption, and the declining numbers of the World Series ratings. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday at 7:00 and Ray Didinger at 8:00.