The Times Leader: Pennsylvania lags behind other states in raising minimum wage

 

Raise the Wage PA holds Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage

During the week of March 13th, members of Raise the Wage PA rallied in 10 cities and towns across Pennsylvania, calling on the state legislature to raise the minimum wage. Legislation has been held hostage in committee for over 2 years, with the Republican leadership refusing to move the process forward and raise wages for over 1.2 million PA workers. It has been 10 years since the legislature voted on a minimum wage increase.

Jake Long speaking in Rep. Mauree Gingrich district in Lebanon
Jake Long speaking in Rep. Mauree Gingrich district in Lebanon
Rally outside of Sen. Lisa Baker's district office
Rally outside of Sen. Lisa Baker’s district office
Sandra Thompson, of the PA NAACP, speaking in York
Sandra Thompson, of the PA NAACP, speaking in York
Rally in Warrington, PA
Rally in Warrington, PA
Members of Make the Road PA rallying in Reading
Members of Make the Road PA rallying in Reading

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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.





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Click here for more information on the minimum wage from Keystone Research Center


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