Issues: Minimum Wage


The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Executive Summary Since the spread of COVID-19 accelerated in mid-March of this year, the sharp decline in U.S. economic...

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Earth to PA Lawmakers: 1.8 Million Pennsylvanians, Many in Rural PA, Are Paying the Price of Your Inaction

Pennsylvania’s legislative majority failed to raise our minimum wage in 2019, rejecting House and Senate legislation to get to...

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STATEMENT: On Raising the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG—Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement following Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of...

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Fact vs. Myth on the Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is not a hand-out to low-wage workers. It’s part of an effort to change the...

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FACT SHEET: Five Misconceptions About the Minimum Wage

But, in our advocacy to raise the minimum wage over the past few years, we’ve heard a number of...

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Review of IFO’s Minimum Wage Analysis

In what follows we review estimates published by the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) of the number of workers affected,...

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Child Care for Minimum Wage Workers in PA Costs 78.5% of Annual Earnings

“This fight for $15 is about more than money, it’s about being able to live.” — Reverend Dr. William...

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RELEASE: Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Social Safety Net

INCREASED INCOME FROM RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS GREATER, AND IN MOST CASES, FAR GREATER THAN THE LOSS IN BENEFITS...

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STATEMENT: On the CBO Report About a Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HARRISBURG—Marc Stier, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement in regards to yesterday’s Congressional...

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Will There Be a Child Care Benefit Cliff if We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Introduction Raising the minimum wage is one of the most important steps that Pennsylvania can take to fix a...

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