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Op-ed: A Decade of Failing Pennsylvania Workers

  Today marks 10 years since the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to raise the state minimum wage. At $7.25 per hour, it is the lowest permitted by federal law. WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson wrote an editorial about this … Continue reading

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Advocates are Calling for “One Fair Wage.” So What is it?

  The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 per hour, the lowest permitted by federal law.  Since minimum wage employees working full-time and year-round in Pennsylvania earn just $14,500 per year, a single parent with two children working full-time still … Continue reading

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Yes, Minimum Wage is a Woman’s Issue

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf signed an executive order ensuring a minimum wage of $10.15 an hour for all employees under his jurisdiction and employees of Pennsylvania state government contractors. In response, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, a coalition of more than … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

Today, advocates once again called for Pennsylvania to raise the minimum wage at yet another rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg. There’s plenty of evidence that it would be good for both the economy and workers—especially female workers—to raise the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Establishes Office to Investigate Wage Theft

Wage theft–the illegal refusal to pay, or the underpayment, of wages due—often happens in hidden, incremental ways that add up to big numbers. It can take many forms, including asking employees to work off the clock, paying workers less than … Continue reading

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WLP’s Terry L. Fromson Discusses Women and the Minimum Wage

Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson recently met with Pennsylvania Senator Rob Teplitz to discuss the disproportionate impact of Pennsylvania’s low minimum wage on women workers. “In Pennsylvania, the minimum wage workforce is three-quarters women,” says Terry L. … Continue reading

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Report: Wage Theft is Rampant in Pennsylvania

By the end of this week, 400,000 Pennsylvanians will have been illegally deprived of between $19 million and $32 million due to wage theft. That’s a lot of money that could have been spent on rent and groceries, and not … Continue reading

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