Working & The Economy

Wolf “welcomes discussion” with Legislature on his minimum wage hike

The state's minimum, which is the same as the federal minimum, has not been raised since 2009.

A $15 minimum wage in Pennsylvania? That’s a non-starter, says top Pa. Senate Republican

A proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage may be getting more traction this year, but a top Republican state senator said Monday it will suffer a predictable fate if Gov. Tom Wolf doesn’t accept...

A state full of commuters who work in healthcare: This is Pa. today |...

The state's biggest employer may not be who you think it is.

Morning Call newsroom employees unionize

Following a nationwide newsroom trend, staff of the Allentown, Pa. newspaper The Morning Call announced on Monday their intent to form a union.Reporters, photographers and editors on the Morning Call’s award winning staff have...

Pa., California economists duel over minimum wage hike’s impact on consumers

Two economics professors from California have pushed back on the use of their research by economists opposed to raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage during a state House hearing two weeks ago.During a Feb. 6 hearing...

Unregulated gambling games cost Pa. Lottery $95 million in revenue, director says

A new type of quick-thrill game is popping up in bars and gas stations across the state, and it's causing big problems for the Pennsylvania Lottery.“Games of skill” — arcade-style betting games operated by private companies...

Wolf creates workforce development command center

Surrounded by business, union, and legislative leaders, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive creating a state workforce development command center.The panel will include three members of Wolf's cabinet and three representatives of the private...

New Jersey just went to a $15/hr minimum wage. Here’s why Pa. could be...

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Workers in the Garden State may have just given Pennsylvania lawmakers a glimpse of what they can expect as the debate over Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed minimum wage increase revs up as...

Suburban Philly Democrat suggests statewide paid family leave

just three states — California, Rhode Island and New Jersey — offer employees fully paid leave according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. New York offers family leave at half pay.