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Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage

McGinty and [Braddock Mayor John] Fetterman both back a $15-an-hour minimum.

Fetterman noted that McGinty pushed for just a $9 minimum while running for governor in 2014. "The cynic in me would suggest that [$15] probably polls better in 2016 than it did in 2014," he said.

McGinty said numerous groups pushing for the $15 minimum wage have endorsed her (most prominently a bevy of labor unions).

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate , Apr 6, 2016

Endorsed by United Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced their support of Katie McGinty in her bid to win a seat in the US Senate by replacing Republican incumbent Pat Toomey. "Though the USW doesn't usually endorse candidates in primaries, we are making a rare exception for Katie McGinty, who we feel will make a terrific US Senator," said the USW District 10 (PA) Director. "Pat Toomey is out of touch with the hard working citizens of this Commonwealth, and we see McGinty as a fresh voice for workers capable of cutting through the D.C. gridlock." The local USW promises a full-scale campaign operation in support of McGinty, one that will highlight both Toomey's extremist views and McGinty's common sense approach to issues most important to working families in Pennsylvania.

Said the USW International President, "She has been a tireless advocate for workers' rights and protections. Pennsylvania needs an honest, hard-working senator with high ethics and principled positions to represent us in Washington."

Source: USW.org press release on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race , Aug 5, 2015

Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour

Recognizing that stagnant wages are holding our economy back, Katie was the first candidate for Governor to call for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.
Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com , Nov 1, 2014

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