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.
The bill would double the federal minimum wage. A new study says it could also help reduce infant mortalities.
While announcing his proposed Pennsylvania state budget, Wolf argued the state should increase its minimum wage to $15. He tried to combat the argument that the increase would hurt businesses.
Elected officials, advocates, economists, and others voiced their support for increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.
Fast-food workers from 15 cities across the nation are going on strike demanding that companies like McDonald’s implement a $15 per hour minimum wage.
"We were really shocked with how horrific the situation truly is," said Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage.
Since July 2019, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ignored a bill on his desk that would bring the federal minimum wage close to a living wage over seven years.