Raising the Minimum Wage

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It's about time we increase PA's minimum wage

Get the facts

Pennsylvania hasn’t increased its minimum wage since 2009, even though Washington, D.C., and 29 other states — including all our neighboring states — have. That means that the paychecks many minimum wage earners take home just aren’t enough to make ends meet.

Legislative Update - Nov. 2019

In November, The state Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve an increase in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. The bill would move the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.50 an hour by Jan. 1, 2022. 
 
We’re very pleased that this bill is moving in the Legislature. It is now in the state House. And we're hopeful that the House will take it up soon.

Share Your Story

The reason this is a top priority for PSEA is simple. No one who earns an hourly wage should need to struggle to make ends meet. And the best way to explain this to lawmakers is to tell the stories of real people who have real financial struggles because Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is too low.

If you have a story, click below to share it — and PSEA will help you tell it.

Hear their stories