Rabb issues statement on minimum wage increase

PHILADELPHIA, June 9 – State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., issued a statement about increasing the minimum wage as Pennsylvania’s secretary of Labor and Industry, Jennifer Berrier, attended Night Kitchen Bakery and Café in Rabb’s legislative district to highlight the need to increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

“I greatly appreciate Secretary Berrier attending Night Kitchen Bakery and Café highlighting the need to increase the minimum wage,” Rabb said. “The people who work here and at other establishments across the commonwealth work really hard and they deserve to be compensated with a fair and livable wage.”

Rabb has introduced legislation that would protect vulnerable members of the workforce. House Bill 15 would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour and index it to inflation, strengthen worker protections against wage theft, and expand eligibility to classes of workers originally excluded from the federal law enacted in 1938 creating the minimum wage. These marginalized workers include incarcerated workers, gig workers and workers with intellectual disabilities.