Policy Point of the Day Archive

March 22, 2019

According to EPI, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 would generate $144 billion in additional income for families who need it most, including 23.1 million women and 4.5 million single parents.

March 21, 2019

KRC noted that the PA minimum wage was half (51%) the value of the median wage ($1.60 vs. $3.15) for full-time full-year workers in 1968. In 2017, the median wage was $22.93 – over three times the minimum wage

March 20, 2019

The Keystone Research Center has found that 1 in 10 minimum-wage-eligible workers in PA has been the victim of wage theft by their employer.

March 19, 2019

KRC has calculated that parents with children account for 24% of the workers impacted by a minimum wage increase to $15 in PA. With one child adding $775 in monthly expenses for childcare in PA, that single expense is more than half the monthly income for a worker employed full-time at the current minimum wage of $7.25.

March 18, 2019

The Economic Policy Institute reports that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 would directly or indirectly increase wages for 29.2% of the wage-earning workforce.