Keystone Research Center releases county by county report on the benefits of increasing the minimum wage
On Wednesday, April 22, the Keystone Research Center released a report showing how many workers in each county in PA will be impacted by raising the minimum wage to $10.10.
Raise the Wage PA held press events around the state on that day to highlight the importance of raising the wages of over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians and pumping $1.8 billion in new wages into the state’s economy. For questions about the Keystone Research Center Report, contact Mark Price at 717-255-7158.
Press events were held in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Delaware, Indiana, Philadelphia & York counties. Check out news coverage and photos from the events:
- Supporters push drive to hike minimum wage
- Minimum Wage Increase Would be Raise to 65,000 LV Workers
- Area residents encouraged to back minimum wage increase
- New Study Reviews Effect of Governor’s Wage Increase
- In brief: Hike in minimum wage would help 32,000 in Erie County, study says
- Study: Minimum wage hike to $10.10 would affect 25,000 workers in Cumberland County
- York NAACP schedules news conference about report on raising the minimum wage
- Debate to raise minimum wage continues
- Keystone Research Center: 1.2 million Pennsylvania Workers Would Benefit From Minimum Wage Increase
- Advocacy group urges minimum wage hike
- Minimum wage hike to $10.10 an hour would benefit 65,382 Lehigh Valley workers, think tank says
- Advocacy group for immigrants calls for higher minimum wage
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:
- ‘Low wage is not OK': Minimum wage marchers want raise from $7.25 to $10.10
- Lawmakers, labor advocates renew push for raising state’s minimum wage
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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 email@example.com