Working & The Economy

‘It’s about damn time’: Momentum to pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill is growing

Legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination has met roadblocks in Pennsylvania since 1976 -- the first year such a bill was introduced in the state’s General Assembly. After more than 50 years of false starts,...
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#PaBudget 2020: Let’s build on the Pa. Farm Bill’s success this budget season |...

Current trends and opportunities in agriculture make this next budget cycle critical for sustaining the momentum created by last year’s passage of the PA Farm Bill, and for addressing a broader set of urgent industry concerns.

#PaBudget2020: Innovative workforce solutions, pro-growth policies needed to move Pa. forward | Opinion

for Pennsylvania to compete on a global scale, elected officials must pursue pro-growth policies that will improve the state’s overall business climate. 

Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget

After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy...

Regulatory board expands Pa. overtime rules, upping stakes in minimum wage debate

A statewide regulatory body has approved expanded overtime rules that will help tens of thousands of lower-wage managers make time-and-a-half, putting the final nail in a compromise that would have raised Pennsylvania's minimum wage...

Tell your lawmaker to support this bill promoting healthy workplaces | Opinion

So, the next time you’re huddled under a blanket hoping you’ll make it to the bathroom in time and wondering who at the office brought in this week’s virus, remember it doesn’t have to be this way.

This plan for universal paid family leave in Pa. has bipartisan support. Will it...

When Jackie Swain’s infant daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in 2018, the Montgomery County resident took a sobering look at the options before her. Swain could hire someone to care for...

Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything? 

Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave. But they disagree on how to do it. 

West coast conservative group attempts to sway public workers to leave unions

At a quick Capitol press conference on Tuesday, the Freedom Foundation, part of the Koch-funded State Policy Network, announced it would begin knocking on doors, phone banking and mass-texting public sector union employees encouraging them to leave their unions.

Wolf renews call for $15/hr. minimum wage. GOP isn’t interested

"It's past time to raise the minimum wage," Wolf said during a Capitol news conference, where he was flanked by lawmakers, labor activists, and at least two people who said they and their families would benefit from a wage hike.