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.
Raise the Wage PA presents Rep. Mauree Gingrich with the “Grinch of the Year” Award
On Tuesday, December 22, members of the Raise the Wage PA coalition in Lebanon, PA gave State Representative Mauree Gingrich the “Grinch of the Year” Award. Rep. Gingrich, who chairs the House Labor & Industry Committee, has kept legislation to raise the minimum wage bottled up in her committee since February. By doing so, she has prevented a wage hike for 13,000 Lebanon County workers and 1.3 million workers across the state. Check out new coverage and pictures below:
Minimum Wage Legislation Held Hostage in PA
While 29 states and many cities have raised their minimum wage, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is still stuck at $7.25.
Bills have been stuck in House and Senate Labor and Industry Committees since the beginning of 2015.
We are urging people to contact the chairs of the Labor and Industry Committees and demand that they report out a minimum wage bill of at least $10.10 per hour immediately, including for tipped workers!
Call Senator Lisa Baker at 717-787-7428 and
Rep. Mauree Gingrich at 717-783-1815
And tell them to move minimum wage legislation
Check out this radio ad that is running in Senator Baker’s district in Northeast PA, demanding that she move legislation to raise the minimum wage. If you want to contribute to keep this ad running, click here.
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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