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Press Release: Durham Living Wage Project Reaches New Milestone

100 Local Employers Now Qualify as “Living Wage Certified” Durham, N.C. — The Durham Living Wage Project announced today that 100 local firms have met the requirements to be certified as “living wage employers,” representing a broad array of sectors, from landscaping to restaurants, daycares, breweries and more. These firms are at the forefront of a new movement in Durham that urges employers to pay a living wage, certifies and publicly recognizes employers, and promotes living wages as a matter of conscience within our community.  Continue reading

Durham Living Wage Seeks Part Time Coordinator

The People’s Alliance Fund seeks a creative and dynamic professional to serve as Project Coordinator and Outreach Specialist for the Durham Living Wage Project (DLWP). The DLWP is a newly launched local employer certification program, designed to recognize “high road employers” who pay their employees a living wage. The coordinator will oversee the certification process with employers and work with the steering committee to grow the project. The coordinator will be instrumental in building and cultivating relationships with employers and managing the certification committee and process. The position is currently hiring for 10 hours per week, however candidates looking to grow with us and/or work on additional projects are encouraged to apply. Continue reading

DLWP one of News and Observer's Durham's top stories in 2015!

The Durham Living Wage Project has made the News and Observer's Durham's top stories in 2015! We are so grateful for the support and enthusiasm in our community and we are especially thankful for our living wage employers! Looking forward to what lies ahead in 2016. Below is the full article: Continue reading

Living Wage Song

The Durham Living Wage Project is excited to announce that our “Living Wage Song Project” is now live! This fundraising effort is a collaboration with local singer-songwriter Charles Latham, who will donate all sales from the digital release of the full-band version of his song, “The Living Wage”, to The Durham Living Wage Project as well as its “sister” organization, The Scottish Living Wage Campaign. To check out this 'anthemic' song and download the track, please follow this secure link here!  

DLWP Holiday Gift and Giving Guide

This holiday season give a gift that supports a living wage and a just and sustainable local economy. Click on the link below for the Durham Living Wage Gift and Giving Guide, and check out the wide variety of goods, gift certificates, holiday services provided by employers committed to a living wage. The guide also has a section of our amazing non-profits for individual and employer giving.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By51_PqWtLwSXy1iYUU4Sk1lOTJobHcxc3pLZFkxU0tCRmhJ/view

Durham Living Wage Project Fall Newsletter

The DLWP Fall Newsletter has info on the successful launch of the Orange County Living Wage Program, the Business Case for Raising Wages, shout outs to the sectors that been early leaders in our growing living wage movement, and more! Click to read and share our Fall Newsletter:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By51_PqWtLwSSW9zbzlra3JJbUE/view   Continue reading

Look for The Orange Logo

By Elizabeth Poindexter A couple of months after moving to Durham in 2013, I heard about Cocoa Cinnamon, a local coffee shop whose entryway features mismatched, rainbow-colored chairs and vintage maps. During my most recent visit, I listened to soft piano music as the barista made my drink, an iced coffee with hints of rosemary and vanilla. I initially visited the shop for its lauded coffee, but I’ve found Cocoa Cinnamon’s dedication to paying its employees a living wage just as impressive as its drinks. Continue reading

Durham Living Wage Project is Hiring!

The People’s Alliance Fund seeks a creative and dynamic professional to serve as Project Coordinator and Outreach Specialist for the Durham Living Wage Project (DLWP). The DLWP is a newly launched local employer certification program, designed to recognize “high road employers” who pay their employees a living wage.  The coordinator will oversee the certification process with employers and work with the steering committee to grow the project. The coordinator will be instrumental in building and cultivating relationships with employers and managing the certification committee and process. The position is currently hiring for 10 hours per week, however candidates looking to grow with us and/or work on additional projects are encouraged to apply. Continue reading

More support for the Durham Living Wage Project!

ABC News 11: New push in minimum wage fight in North Carolina  Restaurants raise wages out of conscience  

Durham Living Wage Project featured in Indy Week

" Based on the Living Wage Certification Program in Asheville, the Peoples Alliance Fund has launched a similar program in Durham. More than 20 businesses and nonprofits have been certified by the PAF, guaranteeing that their employees earn wages that either equal or exceed a living wage. PAF calculated its living wage rate by tying it to the city's and county's. That equals $10.83 an hour for employees with employer-provided health insurance, and $12.33 for workers who have to buy health insurance on their own. These rates include waitstaff and other tipped employees, who, after tips, must earn this rate. (See chart, facing page.)"    Read more:   http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/durham-launches-living-wage-campaign/Content?oid=4359059