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:


PA Council of Churches

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of PA

SEIU PA State Council

PA Budget and Policy Center

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776

Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley

Women’s Law Project

Pittsburgh United

Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Unitarian Universalists PLAN

Fight for Philly


Jobs with Justice

The Interdenominational Ministers Conference of Greater Harrisburg


Philadelphia Security Officers Union

Fight for 15

Philadelphia AFL-CIO

SE PA Area Labor Federation

NE PA Area Labor Federation

NW PA Area Labor Federation

Central PA Area Labor Federation

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America

Welcome Church

Keystone Research Center

SEIU Healthcare PA

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

Consumer Advocate of Philadelphia

Lebanon County Democratic Party

PA State Voices

Communications Workers of America



AFSCME DC 47 Retirees

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Pennsylvania Working Families

Keystone Progress

Pathways PA

Jewish Social Policy Action Network

Organizing for Action, Pennsylvania – Lehigh Valley Chapter

15Now Philly

One Pittsburgh


PA Alliance for Retired Americans

Women’s Law Center

ANEW Community Institute

Earth Rights Institute

Action United

Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee

SEIU Local 32BJ

Working America

The Historic Grace United Methodist Church

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

Community Justice Project

Making Work Pay PA

Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition

SEIU Local 668

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

National Women’s Law Center

Equality Fest

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley

York Progressives

Make the Road PA

American Association of University Women




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.