HARRISBURG – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier was joined by Senator Jay Costa to call for an increase to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 per hour with a path to $15 and an elimination of the tipped wage to provide One Fair Wage to all workers to benefit working families and local economies. Governor Tom Wolf is proposing to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour with a pathway to $15 by 2027, boosting incomes for nearly 1.1 million workers and putting $4.4 billion into the pockets of Pennsylvania workers in the first year. Raising the wage to $12 an hour will inject an additional $116 million into Pennsylvania’s economy; an increase to $15 will bolster Pennsylvania’s economy by $321 million in 2027.

Jennifer Berrier