Raise the Wage PA holds Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage
During the week of March 13th, members of Raise the Wage PA rallied in 10 cities and towns across Pennsylvania, calling on the state legislature to raise the minimum wage. Legislation has been held hostage in committee for over 2 years, with the Republican leadership refusing to move the process forward and raise wages for over 1.2 million PA workers. It has been 10 years since the legislature voted on a minimum wage increase.
Check out news coverage from the Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage:
- Rally in York to support minimum wage hike
- Service Workers’ Advocates Call For Higher Tipped Wages
- Inquirer Editorial: Overpaid legislators should raise the minimum wage
- Raise the minimum wage rally in Warrington
- Gingrich blamed for blocking minimum wage increase
- Raise the Wage demonstration targets Sen. Lisa Baker’s Dallas office
- Activists Demonstrate In Center City Demanding Minimum Wage Increase
- Activists rally for a $10.10 minimum wage
- Activists to gather Tuesday in Penn Square to push raising minimum wage
- People in Reading rally for raising the minimum wage
- Advocates rally in Reading for increase in Pa. minimum wage to $15 an hour
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org