Photos from the June 3rd Rally & Lobby day
On June 3rd, supporters from across Pennsylvania joined low wage workers in a rally & lobby day to raise the minimum wage. Workers spoke about trying to get by on poverty wages, the constant struggle of working for tips, and being victims of wage theft. Participants met with their elected officials throughout the day to let them know that $7.25 is not enough.
Coverage of the event:
Rally to raise the minimum wage at Pa. Capitol
Unions, lawmakers ask for minimum wage raise
Another rally to increase minimum wage, but will it happen?
Video: ABC6 coverage of protesters from Philadelphia
Video: Fox29 coverage of Pennsylvania and Seattle minimum wage fights
Watch Sen. Scott Wagner’s (R – York) insulting remarks about low wage workers the day after the June 3rd rally
Looking for an action in your community? Find out more:
www.Raisethewagepa.org • facebook.com/RaisethewagePA
Twitter: @RaisetheWagePA• Contact: Adam, 215-557-0822 x127
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