On Monday, June 8th, members of the Raise the Wage PA coalition, including several PUP members, delivered over 10,000 petition signatures calling on the state legislature to raise PA's minimum wage to at least $10.10 for all PA workers.
After a brief press conference, workers and other advocates went to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, Senate Labor & Industry Chair Lisa Baker, House Majority Leader Dave Reed, and House Labor & Industry Chair Mauree Gingrich to give them the petitions, and to demand that they stop stonewalling the process and allow a vote on legislation to raise the minimum wage.
They then stopped by Governor Wolf's office, where the Governor himself met them and encouraged them to continue fighting for an increase.
Check out this article on the event, and pics below.
Raise the Wage activists with Gov. Wolf (center)
PUP board member Andre Butler, who works as a banquet server, speaks to the press.
Coalition members drop off petitions to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman's staff.