wage increase http://wrvo.org en Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-rally-support-minimum-wage-hike-fast-food-workers <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Cities across the country saw strikes Thursday as part of a campaign by fast food workers to raise the federal minimum wage. The movement faces strong opposition both within and outside the fast food industry.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:07:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48166 at http://wrvo.org Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers Senate Democrats press minimum wage hike http://wrvo.org/post/senate-democrats-press-minimum-wage-hike <p>Democrats in the <strong><a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/">State Senate</a></strong> held a forum promoting a hike in the state&rsquo;s minimum wage, while a conservative group says there&rsquo;s already a government program in place that <span>&nbsp;</span>boosts the earnings of low wage workers well above the current minimum standard.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:21:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 17852 at http://wrvo.org