By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group from Philadelphia will be in Harrisburg today to demand an increase in the minimum wage.READ MORE: DA Larry Krasner Partners With 4 Organizations On New Initiative To Fight Gun Violence In West/Southwest Philadelphia
They’re attending a senate Labor and Industry committee meeting and hope their voices are heard.
“$7.25 is not enough!”
It’s been 10 years since there was a minimum wage vote in Harrisburg. Surrounding states like New Jersey and Delaware have raised wages.READ MORE: Man Fighting For Life After Being Shot 16 Times In North Philadelphia Double Shooting, Police Say
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United lead organizer Sam Jones says it’s time for the Keystone State to catch up.
“We’ve been fighting for an increase to at least $10.10 an hour and total elimination of the tip minimum wage in Pennsylvania, which is $2.83 an hour.”
Shelia is a restaurant worker who says a higher rate would especially help empower women to speak up when they encounter creepy customers.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Zach Ertz Records Longest Touchdown Catch Of Career, Makes NFL History In 1st Game With Cardinals
“Tolerating however you’re treated, however you’re talked to, however you’re touched because that’s how you get your income.”