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Why some lawmakers think this will be the year Pa. raises its minimum wage

At the moment, Pennsylvania’s wage floor is $7.25 an hour — the same as the federal minimum. The legislature last increased the state’s minimum wage in 2006.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pa.’s minimum wage is no longer a living wage. Here’s where Shapiro, Mastriano stand on raising it

Once upon a time, Pennsylvania was ahead of the curve on raising the minimum wage.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Pa. labor advocates push for changes aimed at bolstering working conditions ahead of Labor Day

Workplace safety and wage law changes, both perennial issues, are top of mind ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
By Sam Dunklau

A ‘meaningless’ change: Restaurant workers say Pennsylvania’s new threshold for tipped wages won’t make much difference

Even with the higher threshold, a person who makes $2.83 an hour and works 20 days out of a month may still make only about $25 a day in tips and wages before taxes.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY