Working & The Economy

Tell Casey, Toomey to pass the HEROES Act to help public employees | Opinion

There is a direct tie between funding public services and pandemic recovery. Passing the HEROES Act benefits our citizens and our local economies.

Want to really thank essential workers? Give them a raise | Aryanna Hunter

Pennsylvania hasn't raised its $7.25 an hour minimum wage in 13 years. If we mean what we say about essential workers, it's past time to raise it.

Pa. business, immigration advocates caution against Trump work visa order

The Keystone State could lose out on hundreds or thousands of new guest workers through the H-2B visa program alone, and not fix immigration issues.

Philly Council committee advances paid leave bill for public health emergencies

The city’s proposal would cover workers shut out from the city’s existing law and the federal government’s emergency paid sick leave programs.

Report: The pandemic wiped out 1.3M local gov’t jobs in just two months |...

While jobs are slowly returning in other sectors, they're not for local governments, which interface the most directly with the taxpayers they serve.

Here’s all the ways that Philly is helping small businesses recover from COVID-19 losses

By Ayana JonesPHILADELPHIA -- Multiple resources are available to help Philadelphia businesses recover from the impact of closures ordered to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and vandalism by protesters.City grant and loan...

Feeding the beasts: How a Pa. aquarium and an aviary weathered the COVID-19 crisis

In Scranton and Pittsburgh, zoo, aviary and aquarium workers have faced their own challenges during the pandemic. Here's how they made it through.

What is Juneteenth? The origin of the holiday and why so many companies are...

Pennsylvania and 46 other states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, but efforts to make it a national holiday have stalled in Congress.

Bucknell expert: COVID-19 pandemic could mark a lasting change on the way we work

Sixty percent of respondents to a new poll said they think COVID-19 has actually changed the way Americans work for the better.

Pa. is facing a wave of evictions. Two state House lawmakers have a plan...

Eviction protections will end on July 10. The only policy question worth asking is how to make it hurt less for far too many.