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“Vote PA a Raise” Statewide Day of Action recap:
On Monday, September 29th, advocates and workers came together in 10 cities across Pennsylvania for the “Vote PA a Raise” statewide day of action to call on their elected officials to raise the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour.
Participants highlighted the upcoming state level elections, and emphasized that their results will likely impact whether or not we will see a wage hike in our state. This is why it is so important that Pennsylvanians show up at the polls in November. 70% of PA residents support raising the minimum wage, and it’s time that our elected officials and those running for office begin to listen up.
Check out extensive news coverage of the events:
- ABC 6
- Local lawmakers advocate minimum wage increase
- Supporters rally to raise Pa. minimum wage
- Advocates push for higher minimum wage
www.Raisethewagepa.org • facebook.com/RaisethewagePA
Twitter: @RaisetheWagePA• Contact: Adam, 215-557-0822 x127
Principles of Raise the Wage PA
We support an increase in the state and federal minimum wages to at least $10.10 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