Saylor: Minimum wage hike 'not on the table' in budget; Wolf says it remains a priority

Saylor: Minimum wage hike 'not on the table' in budget; Wolf says it remains a priority

A top budget negotiator has said a raise to the state’s $7.25 minimum wage “is not on the table” for budget negotiations, though Gov. Tom Wolf remains steadfast in his desire to avoid kicking the topic to the fall. 

Remarks by House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York) to The PLS Reporter Monday echo similar statements from Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) to Capitolwire last week, signaling a key piece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal could be put on hold. 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Fetterman joins advocates to push for upping minimum wage in this year's budget

Fetterman joins advocates to push for upping minimum wage in this year's budget

On Tuesday afternoon multiple legislators stood along side Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and advocates to push for the legislature to pass a budget that would include minimum wage raises. 

Fetterman spoke on behalf of himself and Gov. Tom Wolf and stated, "we need $15 an hour for every working person here in Pennsylvania," adding, "there is no dignity in starvation wages." 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Right 2 Know Episode 8: Sit down with Rep. Patty Kim

Right 2 Know Episode 8: Sit down with Rep. Patty Kim

Andrew was off in Carbon County so Justin must lead the way in the latest episode of Right 2 Know. He performs marvelously, talking with Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) about the latest on talks to raise the minimum wage, the struggling Harrisburg School District and why technology is ruining us all. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
House Democratic Policy Committee discuss practices with unions

House Democratic Policy Committee discuss practices with unions

Union leaders joined members of the House Democratic Policy Committee Wednesday afternoon to discuss legislation affecting their efforts. They also talked about what they’re doing to support and protect their members.

Organized labor have been major advocates for Democratic agendas since this new session started. Unions have stumped for key proposals like the minimum wage increase and Restore Pennsylvania.

Friday, April 26, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Council hearings highlight path to raising wages in Philadelphia

Council hearings highlight path to raising wages in Philadelphia

A Philadelphia City Council committee hearing Monday morning brought to light the poor conditions and wages workers endure in parking lots and domestic service jobs in the city. It also brought to light how the city’s leadership has found a way around the minimum wage impasse in Harrisburg to boost pay for their constituents.

City Council has taken up more efforts to raise wages and improve working conditions for residents in various sectors over the past few months. Most of the sitting councilmembers, along with Mayor Jim Kenney (D), face re-election this year.

Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
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