Governor Makes Commitment to Raise Minimum Wage
Governor Tom Wolf announced on January 25, 2022 his commitment to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 31, 2022 for commonwealth employees.
In Governor Wolf’s press release on January 25, 2022, he made the commitment to raise the minimum wage for commonwealth employees and he also renewed his call for the PA General Assembly to raise the minimum wage for all workers in Pennsylvania.
A policy position statement released by the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) raises significant considerations about the Administration’s initiative to increase the minimum wage and the importance of government paying what is needed to meet their own minimum wage requirement. PCCYFS calls on state policymakers and the Governor to implement increases in the minimum wage for all workers in Pennsylvania only with a corresponding increase in human services funding for workforce wages, some of which must be specifically designated for the private agencies that are a critical frontline partner in supporting Pennsylvania’s children and families. The full report is available here.
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