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On anniversary of last minimum wage increase, advocates call for a raise | Five for the Weekend
Happy weekend, all. This Sunday marks 13 years since the federal minimum wage was last raised, the longest period in history without an increase. The federal minimum wage was at its peak purchasing power in 1968, when the minimum wage was worth $13.86 in 2022 dollars, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator. “Every day without a raise is another day […]
Pa. logs 5.1% wage rise, but inflation takes a bite into buying power | Friday Morning Coffee
If there’s any comfort amid rising costs, it’s that gas prices appear to be leveling off.
The 2 big Pa. budget numbers to pay attention to this week | Thursday Morning Coffee
2021-22 tax collections came in $5.6B ahead of estimates. Why that matters.
Earth to the Pa. Legislature: Raise the minimum wage | Opinion
As long as Pennsylvania’s minimum wage remains at $7.25 per-hour, it feeds the growth of inequality.
Who runs Harrisburg? You or the corporate elite? | Opinion
With the budget clock ticking down, lawmakers have a choice to help working Pennsylvanians.
This Pa. Senate bill will shortchange app-based workers. We can’t let that happen | Opinion
Corporations built their businesses on the backs of app-based workers who risked their lives during the pandemic.
Pa. House panel takes up electric vehicle charging infrastructure | Tuesday Morning Coffee
‘We need to make sure electric vehicle charging stations are as available as gas stations,’ Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery said.
Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting
WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization’s march on Washington, D.C. on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage. “What we cannot do is be silent anymore,” Rev. William Barber II, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said during a […]
New Dem ad in Pa. hits GOP plan to sunset Medicare, Social Security | Thursday Morning Coffee
Abortion rights are on the ballot on May 17. But Dems aren’t letting voters forget about these key pocketbook issues.
GOP opposition to proposed Wolf regs on carbon pricing; charter schools could shape coming months
Wolf, who has long called for charter school reform and a raise to the minimum wage, celebrated the commission’s decision, pushing back against accusations from Republicans by telling the commission the regulations are not outside of its jurisdiction.