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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: June 16, 2020 09:56 AM
From: Representative G. Roni Green
To: All House members
Subject: Raising the Minimum Wage
You cannot raise a family on $7.25 per hour.  Even single people cannot feed themselves, pay rent, pay utilities, and save for the future on $7.25 per hour.  As we recover from COVID-19, we need to ensure that workers are getting a fair wage and have the ability to prepare for disasters like the pandemic.  Workers cannot prepare on $7.25 per hour. 
In the near future, I will be introducing a bill that would provide the following increases to the minimum wage:
  • $12 per hour on January 1, 2021;
  • $13.50 per hour on July 1, 2021; and
  • $15 per hour on January 1, 2022.
Concurrently, the tipped wage would be increased on the following schedule:
  • $5 per hour on January 1, 2021;
  • $6.50 per hour on July 1, 2021; and
  • $8 per hour on January 1, 2022.
We need to ensure that workers are getting paid what they are worth.  Without a fair wage, we will never be able to ensure an equal and just society.  $7.25 per hour is not equal, it is not right, and it is not fair.  Please join with me as we bring fair wages to Pennsylvania workers. 

Introduced as HB2721