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Photos from the June 3rd Rally & Lobby day

On June 3rd, supporters from across Pennsylvania joined low wage workers in a rally & lobby day to raise the minimum wage. Workers spoke about trying to get by on poverty wages, the constant struggle of working for tips, and being victims of wage theft. Participants met with their elected officials throughout the day to let them know that $7.25 is not enough.

Tyree, a restaurant server in Philadelphia, tells the crowd how hard it is to raise his child on tips.

Tyree, a restaurant server in Philadelphia, tells the crowd how hard it is to raise his child on tips.

 

 The rotunda steps were packed

The rotunda steps were packed

Check out more photos from the event

Coverage of the event:

Rally to raise the minimum wage at Pa. Capitol
Unions, lawmakers ask for minimum wage raise
Another rally to increase minimum wage, but will it happen?
Video: ABC6 coverage of protesters from Philadelphia
Video: Fox29 coverage of Pennsylvania and Seattle minimum wage fights

Watch Sen. Scott Wagner’s (R – York) insulting remarks about low wage workers the day after the June 3rd rally

Looking for an action in your community?  Find out more:

www.Raisethewagepa.org • facebook.com/RaisethewagePA

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