BFMW In the News

CNN: The minimum wage hasn't gone up in nearly 10 years. That's a new record

By Lydia DePillis
CNN, June 14, 2019

(CNN Business) The US economy is setting all kinds of records this year, and one of them is the length of time the federal minimum wage has gone without an increase. America's base pay rate has remained at $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009 — 3,614 days ago on Sunday. That will be the biggest time lapse since July 2007, when the wage hadn't risen since September 1997.

ABC 27 News: First lady Frances Wolf calls for minimum wage hike

ABC 27 News, June 13, 2019


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -- First lady Frances Wolf calls it an embarrassment that every state surrounding Pennsylvania has a higher minimum wage.

The wife of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf toured Lancaster Sweet Shoppe on Thursday and tried to rally support for a boost in the state's minimum wage.

She says 89% of people on minimum wage are adults and most of them are women. ...

PA HomePage/ WBRE/WYOU-TV: State Leaders Push to Raise the Minimum Wage: Labor and Industry Secretary Visits One Point Facility

By Jayne Ann Bugda
PA Homepage/ WBRE/WYOU-TV , May 23, 2019


Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak is pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage. He toured the One Point Facility in Scranton Thursday morning. The company supports raising the minimum wage and credits paying a living wage for its hourly employees as the key to their growth and success.

Nation's Restaurant News: Restaurants adapt to the new reality of today’s workforce

 By Lisa Jennings
Nation's Restaurant News, May 2, 2019

Five years ago, the proposal for a $15 per hour minimum wage seemed a ridiculous suggestion coming from radical fringe groups. ... Today, it seems restaurant operators are increasingly seeing $15 an hour as inevitable at a time when attracting and keeping good workers is harder than ever. ...

But restaurants are not dying. They are adapting by changing the way they think about attracting and retaining workers.

Meadville Tribune (PA): Myths about the minimum wage

By Joe Tompkins
Meadville Tribune (PA), April 24, 2019

There’s been a renewed push to raise the federal and state minimum wage to $15 per hour and, naturally, the conservative pushback has been strong. ... Their reasoning plays more on fear than facts — myths that keep people at poverty wages. ...