On June 23rd, members of the Raise the Wage PA coalition went to Harrisburg to attend a Senate Labor & Industry Committee meeting. After 10 years without a vote on the minimum wage, a bill was reported out of the committee that may serve as a vehicle to raise the wage. 2 years of organizing across the state and in the districts of politicians holding minimum wage legislation hostage, we are one step closer to a pay raise for 1.3 million PA workers.

Phila. Group Heads To Harrisburg To Demand Increase In Minimum Wage







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