Times Leader: Gov. Wolf, legislators, business owners call for minimum wage increase

By William O'Boyle
Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, May 27, 2021. Also Yahoo, Marietta Journal, others

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday said increasing the minimum wage puts more money into the pockets of workers, which gives local businesses more customers.

“Boosting wages also increases productivity and decreases turnover,” Wolf said.

On Wednesday, Wolf was joined by legislators, business owners and advocates to call on the General Assembly to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour with a path to $15.

The governor was joined for a press conference in Lancaster by Rep. Patty Kim, prime sponsor of HB 345 to raise the minimum wage, and local business owners Peter Barber, President, CEO and Co-owner of Two Dudes Painting Company and Jennie Groff, CEO and Co-owner of Stroopies, Inc.

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