Stories tagged: "minimum wage"


Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the US Capitol complex in February 2021, to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images/Bill Clark)
Pennsylvania Republicans Refused to Advance Bills to Raise the Minimum Wage in 2021

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has remained the same since 2009, despite state legislators introducing seven bills in an attempt to raise it.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at a press conference, which outlined his plan to help workers and tell the legislature its time to finally pass legislation that support fair wages, paid sick leave, safe worker places and quality jobs, in Scranton on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (PA Cast)
‘It’s Gonna Be Bad for All of Us,’ Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Raise Wages and Improve Conditions for Workers

The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.

Barbara Coleman speaks during a Zoom call about the minimum wage on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Coleman earns less than $15 per hour as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home, a position in which she helps residents shower or bathe, get ready for meals, go out for walks, and do other basic life tasks. (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Democrats, Labor Leaders Not Giving Up on $15 Minimum Wage

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.

caravans of fast food workers circling McDonald's in demands for an increase in minimum wage
Democrats Introduce a Bill To Raise the Minimum Wage—A New Study Says That Could Help Save Infant Lives

The bill would double the federal minimum wage. A new study says it could also help reduce infant mortalities.

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about his economic agenda for 2021, including increasing the minimum wage. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf Pushes $15 Minimum Wage While Introducing Economic Agenda

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.

A Lowe's employee walks through the parking lot as shoppers walk to their car after shopping at a store in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Will This be the Year Pennsylvania Increases the Minimum Wage? Many Hope So

Elected officials, advocates, economists, and others voiced their support for increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

Rita Blalock (left) at a March 2020 march.
Friday Is MLK’s Birthday. These Workers Are Commemorating It by Striking for a $15 Minimum Wage.

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.