Keystone Research Center releases county by county report on the benefits of increasing the minimum wage

On Wednesday, April 22, the Keystone Research Center released a report showing how many workers in each county in PA will be impacted by raising the minimum wage to $10.10.
Raise the Wage PA held press events around the state on that day to highlight the importance of raising the wages of over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians and pumping $1.8 billion in new wages into the state’s economy. For questions about the Keystone Research Center Report, contact Mark Price at 717-255-7158.

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Press events were held in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Delaware, Indiana, Philadelphia & York counties. Check out news coverage and photos from the events:

 

 

State Representative Patty Kim speaks in Harrisburg

State Representative Patty Kim speaks in Harrisburg

Workers and members of Fight for 15 speak in Pittsburgh

Workers and members of Fight for 15 speak in Pittsburgh

Sandra Thompson, President of the York NAACP

Sandra Thompson, President of the York NAACP

Fast food worker Ivory Bishop talks about what a raise in the minimum wage would mean for her.

Fast food worker Ivory Bishop talks about what a raise in the minimum wage would mean for her.

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Podcast: Andre’s Story


Falling Short: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage in PA to $8.75 vs. $10.10


2015 Kickoff Event Recap

On February 9th, over 300 workers, activists and supporters gather at the Grace United Methodist Church in Harrisburg for our 2015 Kickoff event. We were joined by Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack, as well as Democratic & Republican lawmakers who support raising the minimum wage. After speakers and workshops on the issue, we marched to the Capitol, with the Lieutenant Governor front and center with low wage workers. Participants then went into the Capitol to lobby their elected officials to support raising the minimum wage.

Check out photos and news coverage below:

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack marching with workers.

Over 300 people from across PA attended.

Over 300 people from across PA attended.

Many legislators joined us.

Many legislators joined us.

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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