On June 23rd, members of the Raise the Wage PA coalition went to Harrisburg to attend a Senate Labor & Industry Committee meeting. After 10 years without a vote on the minimum wage, a bill was reported out of the committee that may serve as a vehicle to raise the wage. 2 years of organizing across the state and in the districts of politicians holding minimum wage legislation hostage, we are one step closer to a pay raise for 1.3 million PA workers.
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 $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 firstname.lastname@example.org