Minimum Wage Legislation
Dozens of people showed up for the event outside a McDonald’s restaurant at 40th and Walnut Streets, including Pennsylvania state senator Daylin Leach, who has introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
With the arrival of the new year comes a bump in New Jersey’s minimum wage. But not a big one.
US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”
US Sen. Bob Casey says the lot of 700,000 Pennsylvania workers would be improved by an increase in the minimum wage.