Green applauds New Jersey raising Minimum Wage above $15

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., said she is excited for the working people of New Jersey following the recent announcement that the minimum wage in that state would increase to $15.13 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2024.

“If they can do it across the Delaware, we can do it here,” Green said. “We need to be proactive about raising wages here in Pennsylvania; otherwise, our neighboring states will leave us further behind as their economies grow and strengthen. Working people deserve a fair wage, and raising the minimum wage is the first step toward that end.”

As a longtime labor organizer and proponent of increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania, Green has supported legislation that would increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania, such as that which the House passed in June.

Green said she hopes Senate Republicans do the right thing, take up H.B. 1500, and give more than 1 million Pennsylvanians a pay raise.