Working & The Economy

Companies don’t need permission from the Business Roundtable to be better corporate citizens |...

The new commitments represent a symbolic victory for those who want companies to consider the interests of not just its shareholders but of other groups that are affected by corporate behavior. The statement signals this view is now Corporate America’s as well.

We can save capitalism in Pa. by raising workers’ pay | Opinion

After 40 years of a single-minded focus on profits, it will take a sustained team effort to create a kinder, gentler capitalism that we can all embrace.

New poll: Nearly two-thirds of Pa. voters support $15/hr. minimum wage | Wednesday Morning...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.With the Legislature's return to Harrisburg now only a few weeks away, advocates for a $15/hr. minimum wage are getting ready to mount a new fight to raise a wage...

Not just the U.S. Women’s soccer team: Pa.’s women of color are missing wages...

On average, Black women are paid only 61 cents for every dollar that a white man is paid. These statistics have damaging effects for Black women -- resulting in earnings of $840,040 less over a 40-year career.

These homegrown companies are helping fuel economic growth in NePa | Opinion

Companies that have called NePa home for years are also helping us open the eyes of the nation, showing that Luzerne County is open for business.

Pa. can’t wait any longer on broadband expansion. Here’s why | Opinion

If Pennsylvania is going to truly hold its own in attracting businesses and investments, it is vital that we be truly connected.

A Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate Pa.’s property tax by targeting retirement income. Will...

A bill from Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, would also increase income and sales taxes to replace the estimated $15 billion that state property owners currently pay.

State, union officials fear economic fallout from closure of centers serving Pennsylvanians with intellectual...

The two state centers, White Haven in Luzerne County and Polk in Venango, will be gradually shut down over the next three years.

Property tax elimination hearing draws big crowd, but agreement still scarce

YORK, Pa. — To Jim Rodkey, property taxes are serfdom.“I am here today because I believe the property tax to be the most morally irresponsible, regressive, and unfair system of taxation in existence,” Rodkey,...

Backed by high-powered law firm, Pa. state worker files class action suit to demand...

The Pennsylvania suit seeks back agency fees, or monthly payments, that all employees in a workplace were required to pay to the shop’s union, even if the individual was not a union member. These fees are typically less than full dues.