On Thursday join an event near you to advocate for a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

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Today we released a new report "Living on the Edge: Where Very Low Wage Workers Live in Pennsylvania". This comes in advance of Thursday's statewide day of action organized by a diverse coalition of faith, labor and community groups urging lawmakers to take action to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania (see http://raisethewagepa.org/ for more information on local events).

In the regions where events will be held on Thursday, the report finds that that a minimum wage increase would raise the wages of:

  • 51,700 workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area
  • 49,900 workers in Bucks county
  • 25,800 workers in Erie county
  • 49,200 workers in Harrisburg-Carlisle metropolitan area
  • 49,000 workers in Lancaster county
  • 113,400 workers in the City of Philadelphia
  • 34,400 workers in the City of Pittsburgh and 179,300 in the rest of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area
  • 50,600 workers in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazelton metropolitan area.

Read the full report here (PDF) be sure to let your local lawmakers know you support a minimum wage increase!



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