Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage

Last week, people around Pennsylvania held events highlighting how the Republican leadership in Harrisburg have continued to block a minimum wage increase for 1.2 to 2 million workers across the state.

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 now another legislative session has ended without action.

 

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Protesters outside of Senator Pat Toomey’s office in Pittsburgh.

 

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Zombies held a Fright for $15 rally in Scranton.

 

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Members of the coalition rallied outside of a local blood bank in Philadelphia.

 

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Rally in Lebanon to highlight the Republican leadership’s refusal to allow a vote in the state capitol.




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