Pa. government officials hold rally to raise the minimum wage

By FOX43 Newsroom

June 2, 2023

LANCASTER, Pa. — Sen. Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Phila) and Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El (D-Lancaster) held a rally yesterday to call on government officials to raise the minimum wage.

The Raise the Wage rally introduced Sen. Haywood’s new legislation, which would: 

  • Enact a $15 minimum wage by January 2024.
  • End preemption so that local governments can set their own rates.
  • End the $2.83 tip wage so that there is one fair wage for all, including those in the food service industry.
  • Enact a yearly cost-of-living adjustment to avoid repeating this legislative battle year-over-year.

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