Increasing the Minimum Wage

Hearing Agenda

Increasing the Minimum Wage

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

May 5, 2015
9 a.m. – North Office Building

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator Lisa Baker, Chair
Senator Tina Tartaglione, Democratic Chair

9:10 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Sean Ramaley, Deputy Secretary, Safety and Labor-Management Relations
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

John Meyerson, Minimum Wage Advisory Board Member
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Alex Halper, Director of Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Neal Lesher, Legislative Director
National Federation of Independent Business

John Longstreet, President and CEO
Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
John Keisendahl, President – Background
Woodloch Resort

Maureen Metz, Vice President of Marketing
Cheryl McCann, Vice President of Human Resources
Metz Culinary Management

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Simon Arias, State General Agent
American Income Life – Simon Arias Agencies

Robert Fry, CEO
Bar Marco

Maria Perez, Child Care Worker
Chuck Harford, Grocery Store Worker

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Michael Hollander, Staff Attorney
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Mark Price, PhD, Labor Economist
Steve Hertzenberg, Labor Economist
Keystone Research Center

Rick Bloomingdale, President
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
John Dodds, Director
Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Rev. Sandra Strauss, Director of Public Advocacy
Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Sandra Thompson, Esq., First Vice Chair
Pennsylvania NAACP

12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Additional Testimony:

Alissa Barron-Menza

Evelyn Dodds

Dr. Brendan Finucane

Susan Frietsch

Tom Herman

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