A new report highlights that 1.34 million Pennsylvanians would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage. It also found that 84% of those who would benefit are adults.
The new Labor Department rule could help millions more workers get access to benefits like overtime pay, unemployment insurance, Social Security benefits, employer-offered health insurance, the minimum wage, and paid sick days.
The minimum wage is increasing in 25 states on Jan. 1, 2024, but Pennsylvania isn’t included on that list due to inaction by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate.
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Thousands of Western Pennsylvania workers are faced with uncertainty following the sale of US Steel to a foreign company.
“I am committed to doing anything I can do, using my platform and my position, to block this foreign sale,” Fetterman said.
The proposed regulation would require employers to pay overtime to their salaried workers who are in executive, administrative, and professional roles, and make less than $1,059 a week, or $55,068 a year for full-time employees.
Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. “These part-timers are working at poverty wages,” Teamsters President Sean O’Brien said.
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days
Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.