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Q&A: Socialist Alternative member on fight for $15 minimum wage

Q&A: Socialist Alternative member on fight for $15 minimum wage

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion, members of the local Socialist Alternative group, along with the SEIU and Fight For 15, will descend upon 10th and Market Streets with a message: Philly’s workers deserve a working wage. Why? Because a large proportion of Philadelphia’s population don’t just work for the embarrassingly...

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Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

In their annual “Diner’s Guide to Ethical Eating,” the Restaurant Opportunities Center named 13 Philadelphia restaurants—including Fergie’s Pub, Monk’s Café, The Random Tea Room and El Fuego—among 80 restaurants advancing industry standards in employment. The Restaurant Opportunities Center, a national workers’ organization with local centers...

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Should Philadelphia Brewing Company really accept Bitcoins as payment?

Should Philadelphia Brewing Company really accept Bitcoins as payment?

Philadelphia Brewing Company announced earlier this week that they’d begin accepting Bitcoins, an online payment network and currency, as payment for their delicious, delicious beer. “Philadelphia Brewing Company will be the first brewery in the United States to accept the crypto-currency Bitcoin as payment for both retail and wholesale purchases effective...

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Food stamp funds getting cut tomorrow – here’s what to expect

Food stamp funds getting cut tomorrow – here’s what to expect

If you’re someone who relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to eat, things are about to get ugly. The federal government is cutting $5 billion from the program this week, and, if some people in Washington have their way, there will be more where that came from. The $80 billion yearly program provides aid to 14 percent of all U.S. households...

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PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, August 19-23

PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, August 19-23

Hey all — summer’s almost over and we’re going to call this week the calm before the storm. Send anything I missed to civics@philadelphiaweekly.com Monday, August 19 East Kensington Neighborhood Association general meeting. 6:30pm. Urban Worship Center, 2036 E. Cumberland St. Take Back Your Neighborhood. Group meets the third Monday of every...

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Gov. Corbett and ex-environmental chief bought vacation homes in states with no fracking

Gov. Corbett and ex-environmental chief bought vacation homes in states with no fracking

By now, you may have heard that Gov. Tom Corbett failed to disclose an out-of-state vacation home on his annual financial disclosure form. That home was a $265,000 beachfront property in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. When the governor was called out on this, he told a story, then changed it. First, he claimed he didn’t list it because he was still in...

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Who came up with a student loan plan first—and should you care?

Who came up with a student loan plan first—and should you care?

Last week, we noted here that state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) had recently written a legislative memo outlining a plan called “Pay it Forward, Pay it Back,” which would create a pool of money for Pennsylvanians to go to state school with no money down, then pay it back when they obtain employment upon graduation. The idea itself was somewhat timely....

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Philly suing world’s largest banks over Libor scandal…in which we explain the Libor scandal

Philly suing world’s largest banks over Libor scandal…in which we explain the Libor scandal

The city of Philadelphia is suing several of the world’s largest banks—including Bank of America Corp, Barclays Bank Plc, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS AG—over the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate interest-rate rigging scandal which occurred before...

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PhillyNow Calendar: Civic Events, May 28-31

PhillyNow Calendar: Civic Events, May 28-31

Hope you had a relaxing weekend, because for the civic-minded among us, there’s a lot going on this week. City Council is on a race to the finish line with regard to taxes, the school budget and the entire budget, which is technically due at the end of this week. Other than that, a bunch of neighborhood and civic associations are holding meetings throughout...

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Food stamp funds are about to get cut. Twice.

Food stamp funds are about to get cut. Twice.

The war on public assistance has hit Pennsylvanians hard since Gov. Corbett came into office in 2011. A little over a year ago, he introduced a food stamp asset test, which would seek to make sure those Pennsylvanians receiving SNAP benefits do not have too much money in their savings or checking accounts. Earlier this year, in April, very little fraud was actually...

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