Tell Your PA State Legislators: It's Time To Raise The Wage!

Every state surrounding our Commonwealth has raised its minimum wage, while Pennsylvania remains at a dismal $7.25, where it was 10 years ago. But we have a chance to raise the wage now if you contact your legislator and demand it!

We are asking you to send a letter to your representatives and senators to demand that they publicly support legislation to raise the minimum wage and to give our counties and cities the right to set an even higher minimum wage if that fits local economic conditions.

We Pennsylvanians deserve better than poverty-level wages and stagnant economic growth, and an overwhelming majority of us support an increased minimum wage and an economy that lifts all working people.

1. We need an increase in the state minimum wage to $12.00 per hour, initially, and with incremental increases to at least $15.00 per hour.

2. We need local communities to have the right to raise their minimum wage above the state level.

3. We need to index the minimum wage to inflation after it reaches $15.00 an hour.

4. We need one fair wage for all workers and the elimination of a lower minimum wage for tipped workers.

5. We need strong enforcement of laws against wage theft, including the increase of fines on employers who steal their employees’ wages.

Policymakers in our neighboring states recognize that raising the minimum wage is good for the economy; that’s why every state in our region including West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Delaware has already raised the wage floor. Contrary to the scare tactics of opponent of raising the wage, both wages and employment have gone up far faster in those states than in Pennsylvania.

Please use this tool to tell your legislators to publicly support raising the minimum wage, today!

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