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06/13/2024 01:17 PM
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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 2, 2023 03:58 PM
From: Representative G. Roni Green
To: All House members
Subject: Raise the Minimum Wage to $18
 
If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to support your family and pay your bills. It is impossible to raise a family on the wage of $7.25 per hour. Even households of one cannot feed themselves, pay rent and utilities, and save for their future on a $7.25 per hour wage. While big corporations are grossing higher profits, the average consumer is burdened with paying the higher product price. We need to ensure that Pennsylvania’s workers are getting paid a fair and living wage.
 
My legislation will increase the hourly minimum wage incrementally to $18 an hour by July 1, 2024 and the minimum wage for tipped employees to $8 an hour by July 1, 2024. My bill will also ensure that an employee receives the full amount of a tip left to them and give municipalities the ability to set a higher minimum wage.
 
We need to ensure that all workers are getting paid what they are worth. Without a fair wage, we will never 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 a fair and living wage to Pennsylvania workers.
 
 



Introduced as HB1405