It’s Time to Raise The Wage
Pennsylvania’s wage has been flat for a decade. Workers in Pennsylvania continue to fall behind. In January of this year, more than 5 million workers in 20 states and in 24 cities and counties around the nation started earning a higher wage.
Workers in each of our neighboring states are earning more than we are here in Pennsylvania and, in New Jersey, the wage has been raised to $15. Lawmakers need to understand that:
- The majority of workers in the state who would get a raise as a result of a statewide minimum wage increase are adults (89.7%) working full-time (58.5%)
- 90% of the people impacted by a minimum wage increase to $15 are age 20 and older; and 42% are over the age of 40
- On average, the workers here that would benefit from a minimum wage increase earn half of their family’s income
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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.
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