About

Raise the Wage PA is a statewide coalition of community, labor, faith-based, and other organizations fighting for an increase in the PA minimum wage. Participating organizations include:

15Now Philly

Action United

AFSCME DC 13

AFSCME DC 47

AFSCME DC 47 Retirees

American Association of University Women

ANEW Community Institute

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

Central PA Area Labor Federation

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Communications Workers of America

Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley

Community Justice Project

Consumer Advocate of Philadelphia

Earth Rights Institute

Equality Fest

Fight for 15

Fight for Philly

Jewish Social Policy Action Network

Jobs with Justice

Keystone Progress

Keystone Research Center

Lebanon County Democratic Party

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of PA

Make the Road PA

Making Work Pay PA

National Women’s Law Center

NE PA Area Labor Federation

NW PA Area Labor Federation

One Pittsburgh

Organizing for Action, Pennsylvania – Lehigh Valley Chapter

PA AFL-CIO

PA Alliance for Retired Americans

PA Budget and Policy Center

PA Council of Churches

PA NAACP

PA Society for Clinical Social Work

PA State Voices

Pathways PA

Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition

Pennsylvania Working Families

Philadelphia AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America

Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee

Philadelphia Security Officers Union

Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Pittsburgh United

POWER

POWER Metro

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

SE PA Area Labor Federation

SEIU Healthcare PA

SEIU Local 32BJ

SEIU Local 668

SEIU PA State Council

The Historic Grace United Methodist Church

The Interdenominational Ministers Conference of Greater Harrisburg

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley

Unitarian Universalists PLAN

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776

Welcome Church

Women’s Law Center

Women’s Law Project

Working America

York NAACP

York Progressives

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.