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Women in Pennsylvania Need One Fair Minimum Wage

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage of $7.25 per hour leaves thousands of minimum wage workers—a group made up of mostly women—struggling to support themselves and their families. Raise the Wage PA, Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, Women’s Law Project, and the National Women’s Law Center support increasing Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to at least $15 per hour, along with a cost of living adjustment so that the minimum wages keeps pace with inflation, and oppose the separate minimum cash wage for tipped workers—which is currently just $2.83 per hour. Our goal is to provide the same minimum wage to tipped and non-tipped workers alike. Establishing one fair minimum wage is a key step toward equal pay for Pennsylvania women and economic security for their families.