Minimum Wage

Stigall Show Log 10.24.14

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/24/2014

Walmart (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Conforming To Employers’ Dress Code May Cost Employee

An employer can require an employee to pay for clothing that meets the dress code, but not a uniform. Here’s the difference.

10/24/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Defends Comments On Minimum Wage

The Republican governor repeated his argument that most parents don’t sit around the kitchen table saying their lives would be better if only their children could make a higher minimum wage.

10/23/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Christie Says He’s Tired Of Hearing About Minimum Wage

Speaking in front of a Washington, D.C., audience on Tuesday, New Jersey’s Republican governor criticized President Barack Obama for his recent attention to the issue, which has become a major focus in many midterm election campaigns.

10/22/2014

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Farm Labor Contractor In Trouble With Feds For Failure To Pay Temps Minimum Wage

Federal authorities are going after a Philadelphia-based farm labor contractor who allegedly failed to pay its temporary help the minimum wage for work performed at a nursery in Burlington County, New Jersey.

09/27/2014

(Philadelphia-based fast-food workers demand a $15/hour wage, during a rally outside a McDonald's at Broad and Arch Streets.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Fast-Food Workers Join in One-Day Job Action

Here in Philadelphia, 19-year-old Justice Wallace led a chant outside a McDonald’s restaurant at Broad and Arch Streets, a block north of City Hall.

05/15/2014

(Taylor McLoon, a fast-food worker in New Zealand, in red shirt, tells a Philadelphia rally that the minimum wage in her home country is a respectable $14.25 per hour.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Workers Call For Higher Minimum Wage, Promise Ongoing Activism

Scores of fast-food and other low-wage workers rallied in center city Philadelphia to demand that Pennsylvania lawmakers raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A strike is scheduled for May 15th.

05/08/2014

Stigall Show Log 5.7.14

Chris discusses the latest re-emergence of Monica Lewinsky, Michael Nutter raising the minimum wage in Philadelphia, and the aftermath of the Condoleezza Rice commencement scandal at Rutgers University. He talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine, Meteorologist Big Joe Bastardi, and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/07/2014

(City councilman Wilson Goode Jr. watches as Mayor Nutter signs an executive order raising the minimum wage for certain city contract workers.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Raises Minimum Wage For Most City Contract Workers

Nutter has long opposed raising the minimum wage required to be paid by firms with local government contracts, but he said he gradually changed his mind.

05/06/2014

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Toomey On Proposed Minimum Wage Hike: ‘A Half Million Americans Would Lose Their Jobs’

Chris Stigall talked to Senator Pat Toomey on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about Republicans blocking a bill that would raise the minimum wage nationally to $10.10/hour.

05/01/2014

Stigall Show Log 5.1.14

Chris discusses the Republican’s blockage of a Senate bill that would raise the minimum wage, Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s resolution to impeach Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and the latest on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He also talks to Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr., and Senator Pat Toomey.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/01/2014

(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

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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

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