Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage
Last week, people around Pennsylvania held events highlighting how the Republican leadership in Harrisburg have continued to block a minimum wage increase for 1.2 to 2 million workers across the state.
Both in Harrisburg and Washington, the Republican leadership has blocked votes on a fair minimum wage for working people in PA.
62% of PA citizens support a $15/hour minimum wage, but now another legislative session has ended without action.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would generate over $225 million in revenue for the state budget, according to a new report by the Keystone Research Center. Click here for details.
Principles of Raise the Wage PA
We support an increase in the state and federal minimum wages to at least $15 per hour.
We support a cost of living adjustment in any legislation so that the minimum wage keeps pace with inflation.
We oppose a separate minimum wage for tipped workers.
We oppose the preemption of the right of localities to set their own minimum wages in Pennsylvania.
We support a significant increase in fines on employers who engage in wage theft against their employees and strengthening of enforcement efforts.
Contact Raise the Wage PA at 215-557-0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org