“Vote PA a Raise” Statewide Day of Action recap:

On Monday, September 29th, advocates and workers came together in 10 cities across Pennsylvania for the “Vote PA a Raise” statewide day of action to call on their elected officials to raise the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour.

Participants highlighted the upcoming state level elections, and emphasized that their results will likely impact whether or not we will see a wage hike in our state. This is why it is so important that Pennsylvanians show up at the polls in November. 70% of PA residents support raising the minimum wage, and it’s time that our elected officials and those running for office begin to listen up.

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Marching to Governor Corbett's Philadelphia Office

Marching to Governor Corbett’s Philadelphia Office

Sandy Strauss, of the PA Council of Churches, speaks in Harrisburg.

Sandy Strauss, of the PA Council of Churches, speaks in Harrisburg.

One Fair Wage! for all workers, including those who receive tips.

One Fair Wage! for all workers, including those who receive tips.

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Sign our petition to raise the minimum wage

 

Letter to the Editor: Raise minimum wage

 

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

 

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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