BFMW In the News

Supermarket News: 6 ways to successfully pay a living wage at retail

By Melaina Juntti
Supermarket News, July 10, 2019

Nobody’s going to get rich working at a natural products store. ... But at the same time, the cost of living keeps climbing and your staff have bills to pay and families to raise. For many of these employees starting at the federal or state minimum wage — or close to it — just won’t cut it. To make things work they will require at least a living wage.

CNN: The minimum wage hasn't gone up in nearly 10 years. That's a new record

By Lydia DePillis
CNN, June 14, 2019

(CNN Business) The US economy is setting all kinds of records this year, and one of them is the length of time the federal minimum wage has gone without an increase. America's base pay rate has remained at $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009 — 3,614 days ago on Sunday. That will be the biggest time lapse since July 2007, when the wage hadn't risen since September 1997.

ABC 27 News: First lady Frances Wolf calls for minimum wage hike

ABC 27 News, June 13, 2019


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -- First lady Frances Wolf calls it an embarrassment that every state surrounding Pennsylvania has a higher minimum wage.

The wife of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf toured Lancaster Sweet Shoppe on Thursday and tried to rally support for a boost in the state's minimum wage.

She says 89% of people on minimum wage are adults and most of them are women. ...

PA HomePage/ WBRE/WYOU-TV: State Leaders Push to Raise the Minimum Wage: Labor and Industry Secretary Visits One Point Facility

By Jayne Ann Bugda
PA Homepage/ WBRE/WYOU-TV , May 23, 2019


Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak is pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage. He toured the One Point Facility in Scranton Thursday morning. The company supports raising the minimum wage and credits paying a living wage for its hourly employees as the key to their growth and success.