By Mike Dougherty

By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group from Philadelphia will be in Harrisburg today to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

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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.

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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.

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“Tolerating however you’re treated, however you’re talked to, however you’re touched because that’s how you get your income.”