Currently browsing tag

raise the wage

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

Statewide Raise in Minimum Wage Urged by Activists at Lehigh County Government Center

In Allentown on Wednesday, Labor Leaders, Representative Pete Schweyer and community members from the Raise the Wage Pennsylvania and the CLEAR Coalition gathered at the Lehigh County Government Center to demand the General Assembly raise the state’s minimum wage.  Pennsylvania is surrounded by states that ALL have raised their minimum wage in recent years, while our Commonwealth has not seen a raise in more than a decade.  Read More