HARRISBURG, Sept. 29, 2015 – The General Assembly’s leading minimum wage advocate will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Capitol Rotunda to explain how she plans to get Republicans to finally consider increasing the base hourly rate to $10.10.

Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione has proposed measures to move Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10 but her bill has received no consideration since it was referred to the Senate Labor and Industry Committee.

Of the Northeast U.S. states with a minimum wage, Pennsylvania’s $7.25 is the lowest paid to hourly workers.

The senator will be joined by minimum wage advocates and other members of her Democratic caucus.

Media coverage is encouraged.

WHAT:           Sen. Christine Tartaglione, colleagues, advocates to hold a press conference to outline her next step to gain consideration of her proposal to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage

WHEN:           10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30

WHERE:         Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg



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