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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today applauded President Barack Obama for his decision to use his executive powers to increase the minimum wage to $10.10/hour for new federal contract workers. She urged Pennsylvania’s legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett to similarly act to raise the state’s base hourly rate, as well […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2013 – With thousands of Pennsylvanians buying the most popular Christmas gifts and planning family get-togethers by plane, train and automobile, state Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Vincent Hughes today said too many people will not be able to afford an average holiday because they earn a poverty-level minimum wage. The Democratic […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 9, 2013 – Gov. Tom Corbett’s revelation that he is against raising the minimum wage because he is worried about its affect on the economy is another example of how this governor is only worried about the rich, the state’s leading minimum wage advocate, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. “Corporations have been […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2013 — At a news conference in Philadelphia’s City Hall today, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced new legislation aimed at restoring the buying power of Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Tartaglione, the Democratic chair of the Labor and Industry Committee was joined by Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes and local labor […]

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WHO: State Senator Christine Tartaglione, Democratic Chair of Senate Labor and Industry Committee State Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee Elizabeth McLroy, Secretary-Treasurer of Philadelphia AFL-CIO Mark Price, Labor Economist at Keystone Research Center Kathy Black, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women John Dodds, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Unemployment […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 3, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined thousands of local workers and their families yesterday in a rain-drenched parade held to celebrate Labor Day and to show solid support for working families.   Rather than detract from the event, Tartaglione said, the morning downpour served as a fitting symbol for the […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 8, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, recently re-appointed as Democratic chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, said today she will use the position to push for changes in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage law in order to prevent  working parents from sinking into poverty. “This is the committee where I’m comfortable […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2011 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she will continue to push for an update to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage law, after a Senate committee voted to avoid a decision yesterday. The Senate Labor and Industry committee tabled a Tartaglione amendment by that would have tied Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to the […]

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