Patch: Gov. Wolf Visits Montco To Call For Raising PA Minimum Wage

By John Campisi
Patch, Jan 27, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf made a stop in Montgomery County Thursday to call for a raise in the state's minimum wage, saying that it is disheartening that Pennsylvania hasn't raised its minimum wage in 15 years. Wolf was joined by state and local officials during his stop at [&pizza] ...

Also speaking at the event was Kelly Maguire, the store manager at the & Pizza Willow Grove location.

"Fair pay is absolutely essential to & Pizza's business model," she said. "All of our work counts for nothing if our people cannot live on the wages we pay them."

Maguire said the reality is that "too many Pennsylvanians can't make ends meet." ...

Other officials who spoke at the event were State House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton; State Sen. Art Haywood, D-4; State Sen. Maria Collett, D-12; and State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-198.

Haywood thanked Wolf for raising the minimum wage for state workers and praised businesses like &Pizza who have already implemented a $15 minimum wage. ...

In a statement, Michael Lastoria, founder and CEO of & Pizza, said that "higher wages are the single clearest way to say to our workforce, 'We value you.' Fair pay leads to better employee retention and productivity, and to increased consumer spending. Raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage will be good for business and good for workers."

State officials who attended the event, but who did not speak, included State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-153; State Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-152; State Rep. Joe Webster, D-150; State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-148; and State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-53.

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