I want to hear from you!
Do you believe that Senate Bill 79 should pass the House and be signed by the Governor?
The PA Senate recently passed Senate bill 79 by a bipartisan vote of 42 to 7 to incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage for the first time in a decade. The bill would increase the state’s minimum wage by $2.25 over the next three years reaching $9.50 in January of 2022.
Those that support this legislation believe that the incremental increase in the wage will be beneficial to workers.
By not dramatically increasing the wage all at once, this strategy would also allow businesses to appropriately address the change in wage.
Those that don’t support this legislation believe that the bill doesn’t go far enough (some are calling for a $15 an hour wage) or that the state should not be involved in increasing the minimum wage.