Green releases statement on passage of minimum wage bill

HARRISBURG, June 21 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., said the House’s passage of legislation (H.B. 1500) that would increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania was a step in the right direction but there’s more work to be done.

“I want to take a moment to acknowledge the work labor, labor organizations like the SEIU and activists put in, tapping into the overwhelming public support for raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania,” Green said. “We got it passed in the House with help from their advocacy. This bill is not my ideal version of minimum wage legislation, but it is a start, and it will help more than a million Pennsylvanians who will see a pay increase should it be signed into law. And that is the most important thing to keep in mind: this will help working people and strengthen the commonwealth’s economy.”

This legislation would increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to:

  • $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2024.
  • $13 per hour on Jan. 1, 2025.
  • $15 per hour on Jan. 1, 2026.

The bill would provide for annual cost-of-living increases beginning in 2027 and would also set the minimum wage for tipped workers at 60% of the hourly minimum wage.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.