State Senator Christine Tartaglione, Democratic Chair of Senate Labor and Industry Committee
State Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee
Elizabeth McLroy, Secretary-Treasurer of Philadelphia AFL-CIO
Mark Price, Labor Economist at Keystone Research Center
Kathy Black, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women
John Dodds, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project

WHAT: Senator Tartaglione will announce the introduction of new legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00. She will be joined by Sen. Hughes and advocates who support the bill.

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 for most hourly employees, which is required by federal law. Eighteen states have passed minimum wage rates above the federal level. Pennsylvania lawmakers have not increased the state minimum wage since 2006.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 17th @ 2pm

WHERE:  Philadelphia City Hall, Mayor’s Reception Room (Room 202)

CONTACT:  Please contact Ben Waxman via e-mail: bwaxman@pasenate.com or 717-787-7112 for more information