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BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide (ROUND-UP)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read more posts about raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide (ROUND-UP) March 08, 2016center_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Minimum Wage,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, as part of his “Jobs That Pay” initiative, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that ensures employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour.The executive order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the commonwealth. Those employees that perform direct services to the commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease will be paid a minimum of $10.15 an hour. This provision will take effect when contracts or leases are solicited or bilaterally modified on or after July 1, 2016. If the legislature acts to expand the raise to the entire state, revenue would be boosted by roughly $60 million annually, providing additional resources to fund critical programs across the commonwealth.“Since the beginning of my administration, I have made creating good paying jobs, increasing efficiency, and achieving cost savings in state government top priorities,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “An increase in the minimum wage will achieve efficiency and cost savings for state government, reduce state expenditures on income support programs, and give valued employees a well-deserved raise.”Take a look at the coverage below: Citizens Voice: Wolf’s wage plan a step in the right direction“Gov. Tom Wolf deserves great credit for his new executive order that will increase the minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.15 for state employees and workers for companies that have state contracts.” Philly.com: Hike in Pa. minimum wage is overdue“Pa. raise is overdue. Raising the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will help fund the 2016-17 state budget while providing a sorely needed assist to hundreds of thousands of working poor.”Tribune Review: Gov. Tom Wolf increases minimum wage for state employees“Gov. Tom Wolf used the power of his office to ensure state employees are paid at least $10.15 an hour, signing an executive order he hopes will propel legislative action to increase pay for all Pennsylvania workers.”York Daily Record: Wolf makes step toward PA minimum wage increase“Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed an executive order that increases the minimum wage for commonwealth employees and future state contractors under his control from $7.25 to $10.15 an hour. It will immediately affect 450 state employees.”PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf signs executive order bringing limited minimum wage increase to Pennsylvania“Gov. Tom Wolf Monday afternoon signed an executive order raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for 450 employees under the governor’s jurisdiction and employees of state contractors and employees of lessors of property to the Commonwealth performing direct services for the Commonwealth.”Reuters: Pennsylvania governor raises minimum wage for state workers, contractors“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage for state workers and employees of some contractors by 40 percent to $10.15 an hour on Monday, a gesture aimed in part at putting pressure on Republican lawmakers.”AP: Pennsylvania Governor Raising Minimum Wage for State Workers“Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is raising the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state. The Democrat signed an executive order Monday establishing the new wage minimum. It’ll affect a few hundred state employees and a narrow set of state contracts.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gov. Tom Wolf signs minimum-wage order“Gov. Tom Wolf this afternoon signed an executive order requiring Pennsylvania state workers and employees working on future state contracts to be paid at least $10.15 an hour.”ABC 27 News: Wolf raises minimum wage for state workers“Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for state employees under his jurisdiction. The executive order also raises the minimum wage to $10.15 an hour for employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the commonwealth.”69 News WFMZ: Wolf raises minimum wage for those who work for him; Calls on legislature to do the same for all Pennsylvania workers“Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday that ensures employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour. The executive order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to Pennsylvania.”AP: Pennsylvania: Minimum Wage Boosted for Some“Gov. Tom Wolf is raising the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state.” By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantlast_img read more