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At Christmas, Wolf, allies call on Legislature to hike minimum wage | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 23, 2021

(A scheduling note: This newsletter will be off until 1/3/2022 for a holiday break. From all of us at the Capital-Star, our best wishes for a happy holiday and peaceful New Year.) Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With more than two-dozen states set to hike their minimum wage in 2022, the Democratic Wolf administration is urging the […]

Amid inflation and staffing shortages, is now the time for Pa.’s minimum wage to increase?

BY: - August 4, 2021

Despite years of lobbying by low-wage workers and their advocates, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has stalled at the federal level, $7.25 an hour, for over a decade. But with a faltering economic recovery caused by the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases, ongoing labor shortages across Pennsylvania and troubling signs of inflation, is now finally the […]

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Denied for now in D.C., advocates keep up the fight for $15 in Harrisburg | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 9, 2021

New polling data from a progressive nonprofit shows majority support for a wage hike in the Keystone State

NAACP virtual town hall: Local, state and federal leaders say communities of color need more assistance

BY: - May 16, 2020

The town hall was the third in a four-part series that the NAACP Pa. organized to discuss COVID-19’s impact on communities of color.