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Time to Raise the Wage PA!

Thousands of workers across Pittsburgh work for minimum wage -- $7.25 an hour. Even at full time that’s less than $15,000 a year, well below a real living wage in our city. 

CEO pay is at an all-time high while workers struggle to get by. Income inequality today rivals the days of the steel barons. 

It’s time to stop waiting for that wealth to trickle down and demand that the minimum wage is a living wage. When people who work full time qualify for public subsidies, like food stamps, we all pick up the tax bill. The real winners are low wage employers, like Walmart, McDonalds and UPMC.

A few years ago Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution in favor of a living wage. That was the first step in our fight to reverse the inequality that plagues American workers. All around Pennsylvania we have seen states raise their minimum wage, 20 states in all raising their wage this year.

We are taking it to the next level and demand that our legislators in Harrisburg and Washington DC stand with working Americans to raise the wage. We need a living wage, indexed to inflation. 

To do that we have to stand together. We have to demand fair pay and an economy that works for everyone, not just the super-rich.

Sign up here to join the fight against inequality.

If you know what pay’s like at the bottom, share your story and advocate for low wage workers across the nation.

It’s time to lift up all workers.

  • The minimum wage can't support our families. The current federal minimum wage—at $7.25 an hour—amounts to only $15,080 a year. That's almost $9,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of four.
  • The minimum wage isn’t fair. While we’re stuck at $7.25, CEO pay has risen 725%. Over the last 30 years. 80% of all real income growth has gone to the richest 1% of Americans.
  • Raising the minimum wage will add billions of dollars into our national economy, and translate to thousands of new jobs, real jobs, not McJobs for corporations who treat their employees like dirt.

Tell us why you support raising the minimum wage, and join our fight. →