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A Lowe's employee walks through the parking lot as shoppers walk to their car after shopping at a store in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Will This be the Year Pennsylvania Increases the Minimum Wage? Many Hope So

Elected officials, advocates, economists, and others voiced their support for increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

Rita Blalock (left) at a March 2020 march.
Friday Is MLK’s Birthday. These Workers Are Commemorating It by Striking for a $15 Minimum Wage.

Fast-food workers from 15 cities across the nation are going on strike demanding that companies like McDonald’s implement a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

Black woman working at grocery store; Black and Latina women hit hard by job loss
Data from December’s Job Losses Show Black and Latina Women Were Impacted the Most

Women of color, for whom economic recovery is a more difficult task, continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic downturn.

A server enters an order at a Pennsylvania restaurant on Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Food Service Workers Don’t Just Deal with Low Wages; They Face Extra Hostility During Pandemic

"We were really shocked with how horrific the situation truly is," said Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage.

The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for 11 years. Adjusting it would help address systemic wage gaps, but the Senate has ignored a bill to that purpose.  (Photo by Benjamin Rondel/Getty Images)
A Minimum Wage Increase Could Pull Millions Out Of Poverty. The GOP-Led Senate Won’t Even Consider It.

Since July 2019, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ignored a bill on his desk that would bring the federal minimum wage close to a living wage over seven years.

A person wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past stuttered businesses in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Jobless Aid at End for Hundreds of Thousands in Pennsylvania

Applications for the $300 per-week Lost Wages Assistance program must be submitted by 10 p.m. Friday to receive the benefit for six weeks in August and September.