The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has remained the same since 2009, despite state legislators introducing seven bills in an attempt to raise it.
The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.
State legislators and members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation are working to garner support for different pieces of legislation that would raise the minimum wage.
Elected officials, advocates, economists, and others voiced their support for increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.
The majority-GOP state House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would raise the minimum wage before the legislative term ended, leaving the state’s rate the same it has been since 2009.
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