Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage

Join us the week of October 24th in cities and towns across PA as we demand a fair minimum wage!

Both in Harrisburg and Washington, the Republican leadership has blocked votes on a fair minimum wage for working people in PA.

62% of PA citizens support a $15/hour minimum wage, but the Republican leadership keeps legislation locked in committee without even a vote for over 10 years now.

Another legislative session is about to end without action, and it’s time for the Republican leadership to allow a vote to raise the minimum wage.

Rally for a Fair Minimum Wage
Tuesday, October 24th, 2pm
Penn Square, downtown Lancaster

Fright for $15: A Living Wage for the Living Dead
Saturday, October 29th, 5:30-8pm
Lackawanna County Courthouse & John Mitchell Monument, 228 Adams Ave, Scranton
Zombie hordes and other living dead struggling to survive on $7.25 will be rallying at 5:30 pm in courthouse square and then parading through downtown calling for a living wage. Come dressed as your favorite undead creature as we rise up and fright for a $15 minimum wage.”

Rally for a Fair Minimum Wage
Friday, October 28th, 10:30am
Lebanon Courthouse, 400 S 8th St, Lebanon
“Join us as we demand that the Republican leadership in Harrisburg stop holding workers hostage and allow a vote to raise PA’s minimum wage.”

Bloodbank Rally for a Fair Minimum Wage
Wednesday, October 26th, 12 noon
Interstate Blood Bank, 1250 N Broad St, Philadelphia
“Many workers make so little that they have to resort to measures like selling their blood just to pay the bills. It’s time for bloodsucking bosses to pay a decent wage!”

Tell Senator Toomey to #RaisetheWage
Friday, October 28th, 1pm
Sen. Toomey’s office, 100 W. Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh
One Pittsburgh and others will call on Senator Toomey and the state Republican leadership to stop stonewalling minimum wage legislation at both the federal and state level.




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.

Check out our 2015 Activities Report


Sign our petition calling for a raise in PA’s minimum wage to $10.10 or more!

Click here for county by county reports on how many people would benefit from a $10.10 minimum wage

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 $15 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