minimum wage

Supporters of a $15 minimum wage held what they called a day of action in cities and townships across Pennsylvania.
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Paul Kurtz
May 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters of a $15 minimum wage held what they called a day of action in cities and townships across Pennsylvania Thursday. Philadelphia-area lawmakers went to a Suburban Station barbershop where the owner, Michael O'Conner, pays his staff nearly three times the...
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Make the Road PA
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Paul Kurtz
May 01, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rallies and celebrations were held throughout the world Wednesday to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day, and marches in Philly gave a voice to the unemployed, the underemployed and the exploited. "I have to work two jobs and don't have time to get...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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minimum wage
Tony Romeo
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A top Republican in the state Senate is signaling that he’s open to discussion of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, but not as high as Governor Tom Wolf has proposed. Governor Wolf’s most recent minimum wage proposal is to raise it to $12 an hour in July and...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans have heaped praise on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Feb. 5, but that doesn't mean the road is paved for the big-ticket proposals he has outlined. Wolf framed this as "the most significant element" in his budget address: "A plan to create a new...
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John McDevitt
February 08, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Community leaders, politicians and workers who are battling poverty were at the Frankford Transportation Center Friday afternoon rallying for an increase in the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. About a hundred people gathered calling to raise the wage. Among them was...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In a rare occurrence, leaders of the Republican majority in the Pennsylvania legislature are reacting with nearly universal praise after Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Tuesday. "Productive, positive and pragmatic" is how the Republican speaker of the House, Mike...
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at his 2019 inauguration, Jan. 15, 2019, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf will make the first budget address of his second term to Pennsylvania lawmakers Tuesday. Wolf will again propose more money for education when he lays out his budget plan for the next fiscal year. Wolf has already rolled out some of the key planks of his...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Kim Glovas
February 04, 2019 - 2:09 pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey has joined the growing number of states that have approved a new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation at the headquarters of Make The Road New Jersey, an advocacy group for immigrants and working-class people. Workers and...
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N.J. state capitol
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David Madden
January 31, 2019 - 5:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators have passed a bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next 5 years. It awaits the signature of Gov. Phil Murphy, who has lobbied hard to get this done. By Trenton standards, this was done with lightning speed: two...
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