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Minimum Wage

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City Council Passes “Fair Workweek,” $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Bills

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 […]

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Kenney Wants $15 Minimum Wage for City Employees, Contractors

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 […]

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Gov. Wolf Raises State Employee Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour

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 […]

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Philly Judge Orders Penthouse Club to Pay Dancers $4.6 Million in Wage Suit

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 […]

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Todd Carmichael’s Push for $15 Minimum Wage Just Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Todd Carmichael wants a $15 per hour minimum wage, and he’s got good reasons.

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Scenes From Yesterday’s “Day of Action” Demonstration in Center City

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 […]

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What Trump and Carson Don’t Get About Minimum Wage and Self Reliance

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 […]


Carson, Trump, Rubio: No Minimum Wage Increase

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 […]

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$15 Minimum Wage Activists Interrupt Temple President at Trustees Meeting

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 […]


Op-Ed: 7 Ways To Fight Poverty In Philly

(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 […]


Here’s the Gap Between the Minimum Wage and Cost of Living in Philly

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 […]


Could Philadelphia Afford a $15 Minimum Wage?

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 […]


Three-Quarters of PA Minimum-Wage Workers Are Women

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, […]


Billionaire Thinks Class War Is Near

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 […]


Headlines: Regional Rents Are Hell on Minimum Wage Earners

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 […]