HARRISBURG, March 17, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she plans to unveil a new version of her proposal that would increase the minimum wage for Pennsylvania’s working poor.

Tartaglione’s announcement will come at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, during a press conference in the Capitol Media Center with “Raise the Wage PA,” a statewide group fighting to realize a higher hourly base rate for workers.

The Philadelphia Democrat has already proposed legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum from $7.25 to $9/hour (SB 858) and the tipped minimum from $2.83/hour to 70 percent of the regular minimum.

Media coverage is encouraged.

WHAT: Sen. Christine Tartaglione to unveil new minimum wage legislation

WHEN: 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

WHERE: Capitol Media Center, Harrisburg


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