By Tam St. Claire BCWAC, First Vice President The minimum wage for tip workers is … drum roll … a whopping $2.13 per hour! It hasn’t been increased since the last century (1991). Have you watched how hard waitresses work? Minimum wage for regular workers is $7.25 per hour or $13,920 per year full time […]
BCWAC representatives met with Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia on Friday, February 21 to discuss the need for gender specific data in the next county needs assessment, housing status and other issues. From left are: Nancy Morrill, Peggy Dator, Tam St. Claire, Kathy Beveridge and Commissioner Marseglia.
By Ifeoma Aduba Executive Director, A Woman’s Place My daughter recently turned 15. I know, I know. It’s so hard to believe. You can say it. “O.M.G. Ify! You don’t begin to look like you could be the mother of a 15-year-old. You’re more like sisters.” Thank you. As I said good night to my […]
By Connie Bastek-Karasow Executive Director, Libertae In Bucks County, as in many communities, use of opiates has exploded among our youth, in our schools, as well as among the parents of our children. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin considered the situation in his state critical enough to dedicate his entire State-of-the-State address to opiate and heroin […]
With this year’s Super Bowl in the history books, it’s a good time to turn up our efforts to stop human trafficking, a $32 billion industry estimated to affect 300,000 children in the United States alone. Although there’s some uncertainty about whether the Super Bowl is the biggest day of the year for human traffickers, […]