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Making Work Pay: The Benefits of the 1996-1997 Minimum Wage Increase for Low-Wage Workers in the U.S. and Pennsylvania

In a national study, “Making Work Pay: The Impact of the 1996-97 Minimum Wage Increase,” Jared Bernstein and John...

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Do Lower Prevailing Wages Reduce Public Construction Costs?

Opponents of prevailing wage laws often argue that repealing or weakening these laws will lower the cost of public...

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The Service Contractor Provision of the Proposed Living Wage Ordinance in Allegheny County: An Impact Assessment

In 2000, Allegheny County Council considered living wage legislation. The proposed ordinance would require that several groups of workers,...

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Nickel & Dimed In Pennsylvania: The Falling Purchasing Power of the Tipped Minimum Wage

Many people are unaware that there are two minimum wages in Pennsylvania- one for non-tipped workers that is currently...

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Living on the Edge: Where Very Low-wage Workers Live in Pennsylvania

This Reports and Briefing Papers estimates the number of workers in each Pennsylvania county and metropolitan area that would...

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STATEMENT: Keystone Research Center on Announcement that UPMC Will Pay Workers At Least $15/Hour

This press release issues a statement from Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center, following UPMC’s announcement...

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Raise the Wage PA urges General Assembly to increase minimum wage

The Keystone Research Center Press Released a Policy Watch Brief analyzing the impact on state revenues of raising the...

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STATEMENT: If the New Budget Raises the Sales Tax, It Should Also Raise the Minimum Wage

In light of news reports indicating a state budget agreement will include an increase in the sales tax, Keystone...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Broad Support for Increasing the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

A statewide poll commissioned by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center shows strong support in Pennsylvania for raising the...

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The Right Choice for Giant Eagle and Western Pennsylvania

Prior to the 1980s, Giant Eagle provided family-sustaining careers to its employees. Over time, however, the company shifted to...

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The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage 2018

The KRC’s report “The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage in 2018” finds that the minimum wage in six border states and...

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A Higher Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Poverty in Pennsylvania

  This press release highlights how policymakers can reduce child poverty in Pennsylvania by raising the minimum wage. Pennsylvania’s...

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