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)
Fourteen Bills on Raising the Minimum Wage Waiting in Pennsylvania’s State Legislature

Pennsylvania’s paltry minimum wage celebrated its 13th anniversary this year. Democratic state lawmakers have tried to increase it, but their efforts were blocked by the GOP majorities in Harrisburg.

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Where Do Shapiro and Mastriano Stand on the Minimum Wage Debate?

While the gubernatorial candidates are miles apart on many issues relevant to Pennsylvania voters, they are perhaps farthest apart on the economic issues that working families are struggling with now more than at any time in the last decade.

Bartender Sara Kennely, walks behind the bar as preparations, like spacing out the barstools, are underway, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Max's Allegheny Tavern on Pittsburgh's North Side for patrons to dine inside is permitted when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions allowing eat-in dining on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Increase in Base Pay for Pennsylvania Tipped Workers Starts Friday

A new regulation that will raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips was approved in March and goes into effect Friday.

National Guard are posted near the front of the main entrance to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Increase PA National Guard Pay

Typically working 12-hour shifts, Pennsylvania National Guard members are deployed every year to assist with domestic missions and emergencies, and are only paid $100 per day for their important work.

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By the Numbers: The Cost and Affordability of Child Care in Pennsylvania

Child care is costly and one of the biggest expenses families face, but it is an essential element of infrastructure. Most families with working parents need someone to take care of their children while they’re at work.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
As the Primary Election Draws Near, Here’s Where the Governor Candidates Stand on Pa.’s Minimum Wage

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have proposed an increase to the commonwealth’s minimum wage every year but the legislation never passes. With a new governor on the horizon, what is the future of the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?