It’s Time to Raise The Wage 



To learn more and stay up to date with efforts to increase the minimum wage in PA, text WAGE to 33339!

Raise the Wage PA is working with Gov. Tom Wolf, State Sen. Art Haywood and State Rep. Patty Kim to push through legislation that will – finally – raise our state’s embarrassing $7.25 wage.

Pennsylvania’s wage has been flat for more than a decade. Workers in Pennsylvania continue to fall behind. 

Workers in each of our neighboring states are earning more than we are here in Pennsylvania. ALL of our neighboring states from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey to New York have already raised the minimum wage and those not already on a path to $15 have active campaigns to get there.  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

CLICK HERE to learn more about the tremendous impact that raising the wage would have on workers and our state.

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We will be updating this site routinely in the coming weeks and months.



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.

Contact Raise the Wage PA at 215-557-0822 or info@philaup.org