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Fight For 15

It really is time to raise the minimum wage.

Union members, community activists, and state legislators gathered together in the Capitol Rotunda to issue Call to Action to Pennsylvania’s workers. It’s time we raised the minimum wage! “You can only make progress by fighting for progress”- AFL-CIO President George Meany There is nothing more transformative than the power of working people coming together in solidarity. Read More

By the Numbers: What a $15 an hour minimum wage means in Pennsylvania

Last week, Governor Tom Wolf previewed a key part of his 2019 budget plan; a $12/hour minimum wage starting on July 1, 2019, with a 50 cent increase every year until 2025.  All of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have raised their minimum wage, while our Commonwealth has neglected to take any action.  2,004,000 The number of Pennsylvanians that would get a raise if the minimum wage were $15/an hour.  That’s one in three workers across our state.  Pennsylvania has long struggled with raising revenue to support basic services; but by raising wages we lift people out of financial depression and poverty, create stronger communities and alleviate dependence on assistance. Read More