Stories tagged: "minimum wage"


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.

A server enters an order at a Pennsylvania restaurant on Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Food Service Workers Don’t Just Deal with Low Wages; They Face Extra Hostility During Pandemic

"We were really shocked with how horrific the situation truly is," said Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage.

The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for 11 years. Adjusting it would help address systemic wage gaps, but the Senate has ignored a bill to that purpose.  (Photo by Benjamin Rondel/Getty Images)
A Minimum Wage Increase Could Pull Millions Out Of Poverty. The GOP-Led Senate Won’t Even Consider It.

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.