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City Council passed two significant bills for workers in Philadelphia on Thursday. The first, the so-called “Fair Workweek” bill, will help create more predictable schedules for employees […]
Mayor Jim Kenney is pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 for city employees contractors. Kenney is scheduled to announce on Wednesday proposed City Council […]
Many of Pennsylvania’s lowest-paid state workers are seeing a bump in their July paychecks as an executive order that Gov. Tom Wolf signed in late […]
In 2013, a Philadelphia woman named Priya Verma filed a class-action lawsuit against the Penthouse Club, alleging that the Castor Avenue strip club owed her […]
Todd Carmichael wants a $15 per hour minimum wage, and he’s got good reasons.
Several coalitions joined together on Thursday — Fight for 15’s national Day of Action — to not only demand a $15 minimum wage, but to also protest local issues like […]
Last Tuesday, fast food workers in Philadelphia and other U.S. cities participated in the largest rally yet behind the Fight for 15 — a national movement […]
It’s no secret that there’s a growing movement in the United States to raise the minimum wage to $15. Just yesterday, fast-food workers in Philadelphia […]
Activists with the Philadelphia chapter of 15 Now interrupted Temple president Neil Theobald at a Board of Trustees meeting today, about an hour after marching […]
(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from Community Legal Services attorneys Sharon Dietrich and Louise Hayes.) Philadelphia continues to have the highest rate of deep […]
A new tool by MIT shows the enormous gulf between the minimum wage in and the cost of living in Philadelphia. The state’s $7.25 minimum wage would […]
The fight for a $15 minimum wage in Philadelphia has picked up a little bit of steam this past year: Protesters rallied for it, City Council […]
Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates of women earning the minimum wage. In fact, nearly three-quarters of minimum-wage workers in the state are women, […]
Workers want higher wages. Management claims they’re a bad idea. It sounds like the intro to a problem set from Econ 101, and it’s also the dilemma that’s been playing out in cities across […]
Out of Reach 2015, a new report entitled from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, says that workers would need to take home $17.57 per hour […]