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People at a July 22 rally in New York City celebrate passage of a recommendation by the New York State Fast Food Wage Board that the minimum wage for fast-food workers be raised to $15 an hour. It would be raised in increments to $15 by 2018 in the city and by 2021 statewide. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters) See WAGES July 30, 2015.

Congress urged to ensure ‘fair and just wages’ for all workers

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Congress can promote the common good and contribute to a more just society by ensuring the federal minimum wage promotes family formation and stability, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president of Catholic Charities USA, in a July 27 letter to Congress. “An economy…

Opponents and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump demonstrate outside a Los Angeles hotel July 10. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters) See DOLAN-IMMIGRATION July 30, 2015.

Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

July 30, 2015 NEW YORK (CNS) — In an op-ed piece published July 29 in the New York Daily News, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump without explicitly naming him. He recalled teaching college students about nativism — the policy of protecting…

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