Wolf wants Legislature to raise minimum wage to at least $15 an hour | National News

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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is again urging the Republican-controlled General Assembly to increase the commonwealth’s minimum wage, claiming anything under $15 an hour isn’t enough to support a family.

“Pennsylvania’s food service, retail and social services workers have deserved a minimum wage hike for many years, but today the need is even more urgent,” Wolf said this week. “Millions of Pennsylvanians – many of them frontline workers we called heroes in the early days of the pandemic – are struggling to support their families on hourly wages under $15.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global economy, and we see that reflected in a very reasonable reluctance of workers to take low-wage jobs in the midst of…

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