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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

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Pennsylvania to raise tip threshold for tipped minimum wage

Under the newly approved rule, that monthly tip threshold will rise to $135 a month to adjust for inflation going back to 1977.

By The Associated Press

Higher wages, sick pay now attached to state grants, tax breaks

Companies benefiting from state incentives would have to pay workers $13.50 an hour, rising to $15 an hour in 2024.

By The Associated Press

Pa. tipped wage workers rally behind Wolf’s proposed minimum wage hike

In Pennsylvania, the tipped minimum wage is $2.83 cents an hour, an amount set in 1998. As a part of his annual budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed raising the minimum wage for the seventh consecutive year.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

5 things to know about the minimum wage debate in Pa.

While Republican support for raising the minimum wage was already low, the pandemic makes it even less likely to change.

By Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

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