PA State Senator calls workers lazy

In Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner’s eyes, his state’s $7.25 minimum wage isn’t a pa-min-wage (1)problem. It’s the workers. Speaking to the state Senate last week, he claimed there were jobs available, but:

“There are a couple things required: #1, you would have to have an alarm clock, and you’d have to be able to get out of bed. You would have to be able to pass a drug test, and have some work ethic. This is a problem, and it’s all over this country.” 

Yeah, he went there. 

Can you help Pennsylvania Working Families show Sen. Wagner how out-of-touch he is with the reality of low-wage workers who need a higher minimum wage? 

We need to show state Sen. Wagner how people ‘all over this country’ support tackling the real problem — a completely inadequate minimum wage.

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Working Families is part of a broad coalition in Pennsylvania that is rallying for a $10.10 minimum wage, indexed to inflation and including tipped workers. With each additional state we win an increase, we’re changing the narrative across the country so that state legislators know to raise the wage — or Working Families will hold them accountable.

scott-wagner-07ce8b1343841526We are calling out politicians like Wagner who misconstrue low-wage workers as having a ‘work ethic’ problem, when the reality is multiple jobs, long hours and zero time with families just to put food on the table. Every dollar we raise goes directly towards organizing supporters, talking to voters, and pressuring legislators to face the facts — low-wage workers need a raise.

Help Working Families add to the rising tide across the country, and win a minimum wage increase in Pennsylvania.