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March 9th Week of Local Lobby Visits

This week, people all around the state are visiting their State Senators and State Representatives in their home offices to ask for their support in raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. If you would like to participate, email Adam Goldman at agoldman@philaup.org

Recent News:

Falling Short: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage in PA to $8.75 vs. $10.10

2015 Kickoff Event Recap

On February 9th, over 300 workers, activists and supporters gather at the Grace United Methodist Church in Harrisburg for our 2015 Kickoff event. We were joined by Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack, as well as Democratic & Republican lawmakers who support raising the minimum wage. After speakers and workshops on the issue, we marched to the Capitol, with the Lieutenant Governor front and center with low wage workers. Participants then went into the Capitol to lobby their elected officials to support raising the minimum wage.

Check out photos and news coverage below:

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack marching with workers.

Over 300 people from across PA attended.

Over 300 people from across PA attended.

Many legislators joined us.

Many legislators joined us.

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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 or info@philaup.org