Philadelphia, PA, March 17, 2020 – State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) welcomes Governor Tom Wolf’s directive to relax the waiting period, work registration, and work search requirements for Pennsylvanians who claim unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.
Today marks 5,000 days since the Pennsylvania Legislature last raised the state’s minimum wage. In conjunction with the dubious occasion, Senator Tartaglione and For Our Future PA have released a new video calling upon Pennsylvanians to contact their legislators and demand action on Senate Bill 12, which proposes to raise the minimum wage to $12 this year and to $15 by 2025.
Senator Christine Tartaglione will host two live Telephone Town Hall meetings to discuss the Coronavirus.
The first will be a bilingual telephone town held on Wednesday, April 1st at 3:30 p.m. The next will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m.