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WESA Candidate Survey: Alison Duncan and Rob Mercuri on the issues

90.5 WESA

September 30, 2022

The Center's December 2021 policy brief on the minimum wage was cited by Democrat Alison Duncan, a candidate running for state Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in Allegheny County, in a statement regarding changing the Pennsylvania state minimum wage.

"A true living wage is needed to reflect the real value of workers and to support families in a way that promotes health and keeps them out of poverty. Employees working full-time at the current minimum wage cannot afford basic necessities. Even an increase to $15/hour is inadequate. A true living wage that supports a basic standard of living would be at least $20/hour, according to the Drexel Univ. Center for Hunger-Free Communities. And that rate would need to adjust regularly to keep pace with inflation and cost of living increases."

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