One Pittsburgh

 

Thousands of workers across Pittsburgh currently make minimum wage -- $7.25 an hour. That’s an annual income of $15,000 a year, well below the real living wage in our city.

At the same time that these workers struggle to get by, CEO pay is at an all-time high. No wonder income inequality today rivals the days of the rival barons.

It’s time to stop waiting for that wealth to trickle down and build a Rise Up economy. It starts by raising the minimum wage.

$5,600 is the amount of money a minimum wage worker's yearly pay would increase if we raised minimum wage to $10 an hour. That’s money to spend in our communities. That’s money to stimulate the economy. 

On July 24th, Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution in favor of the living wage. 

It's the first step in our fight to reverse the severe inequality that's been plaguing American workers.

We are going to take it to the next level and demand that our legislators in Washington stand for working Americans.

To do that we have to convince them that Americans want fair pay and an economy that grows when Rises Up not by trickling down.

Let's deliver our signatures to them and erase all of their doubts.

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 to roughly $10 an hour could add $25 billion dollars of activity to the economy and create nearly 100,000 new jobs. 

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