The minimum wage was created during the Great Depression. We need to raise it during the Pandemic Recession | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2021

Far from hurting the economy, a $12 minimum wage on July 1, 2021, would add $4 billion to consumer spending in our state and a $15 minimum wage in 2027 would add $6 billion. 


The U.S. Senate is where democracy goes to die. It’s time to get rid of the filibuster | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 5, 2021

It’s time to stop filibustering the filibuster. Only the few will mourn its passing.


Congressional Dems bent the universe toward justice this week. We need to keep pushing | John L. Micek

BY: - February 26, 2021

Two developments on Capitol Hill this week that signaled that, after a four-year pause, the United States is back on the path toward living up to the promise of equality and justice for all.


As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 23, 2021

'How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?' one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.

U.S. Senate hears from Ohio on the need for economic relief, minimum wage boost; Pa’s Toomey questions need

BY: - February 19, 2021

The committee’s ranking member, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., raised concerns about unnecessary spending in the bill and the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks to individuals.

Weed, ethics and a natural gas tax: Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 plan for Pennsylvania, explained

BY: - January 28, 2021

The pitch, delivered during a video press conference, featured few new ideas. Instead, Wolf focused on repackaging proposals he has pitched time and time and time again to the Legislature

Looking to boost minimum wage, Pa. Dems want to end preemption. That’s a heavy lift

BY: - January 6, 2021

After a deal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage — stuck at $7.25 — fell apart last year, some advocates for a statewide pay raise are shifting their approach to win Republican votes.


Preemption laws in every state, visualized – and how Pa. stacks up | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 5, 2020

Preemption laws are more prevalent in the South and embedded in the region's racist history, a new report concludes.


The Legislature’s silence on a minimum wage hike when so many are in need speaks volumes | Opinion

BY: - September 17, 2020

The Pa. House Labor & Industry Committee must hold a vote on a bill allowing municipalities to set their minimum wages above the state level.

‘We want Pa. to thrive, not just survive,’ progressive coalition says as it rolls out its legislative agenda

BY: - July 28, 2020

A coalition of progressive advocacy groups, spanning a myriad of constituencies and the state, rolled out a massive legislative agenda Tuesday that calls for a higher minimum wage; more money for public education; paid family leave, and other initiatives that they say will allow “all Pennsylvanians to thrive, not just survive.” The roll-out, coordinated by […]

Philly Dem Boyle pitches bill allowing municipalities to set their own minimum wage

BY: - July 18, 2020

Despite multiple efforts to raise it, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has not changed since 2006; it sits at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.


Want to really thank essential workers? Give them a raise | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - June 25, 2020

Pennsylvania hasn't raised its $7.25 an hour minimum wage in 13 years. If we mean what we say about essential workers, it's past time to raise it.