Stories tagged: "minimum wage"


State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and activists march for a higher minimum wage on July 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus/James Robinson)
Here’s What Candidates in 13 Key State House Races Say About Raising the Minimum Wage in PA

Democrats say it's "disgraceful" that Republicans have allowed bills that would raise the minimum wage to sit in committee for months on end.

State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and activists march to demand a higher minimum wage on July 12, 2019. (Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus/James Robinson)
Here’s Where Candidates in Crucial State Senate Races Stand on Raising the Minimum Wage

Several Democratic candidates said they are committed to fighting for a $15 minimum wage.

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This Group Thinks All Pennsylvanians Deserve $15 Wage, Paid Leave, and Eviction Protections

The agenda, which includes a higher minimum wage and paid leave, has been endorsed by 52 incumbent Democrats in the General Assembly. Not a single Republican has gotten on board.

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We Did the Math. It’s Nearly Impossible to Survive on Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania.

The hourly wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 since 2009. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that, despite opposition from state Republicans.

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Minimum Wage Earners in 22 States Are Getting a Raise in the New Year

Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage hasn't increased since 2009.