Working & The Economy

Opportunity Zones only work if everyone gets the same shot an opportunity | Opinion

A recent conference on our campus gave business leaders a vantage point on two distinct parts of our city. But all of it needs a hand.

Affordable housing project in Philly’s Hunting Park wins $700K in state funding

While the project is relatively small, it will secure low-income housing in an area anticipating a wave of gentrification in the coming years.

As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition. Here’s how to make...

Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?

Philly Council bill would give nonprofits first dibs on buying affordable housing

In recent years, buildings containing affordable housing units have sold with little notice, leaving low-income residents scrambling to find new housing.

Philly Council passes bill to extend labor protections for domestic workers

The domestic workers — many of whom are undocumented women of color earning an average annual wage of $10,000 — have been fighting for a bill of rights for more than a year.

Website privacy options aren’t much of a choice since they’re hard to find and...

Opting out of targeted advertisements isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.

Philly budget team: Coming economic downturn is ‘really front and center in our minds’

A decade later, Pennsylvania's largest city is still clawing its way out of the Great Recession of 2008. Here's how they're preparing

Philadelphia’s new job growth concentrated in low wage sectors, new report shows

Philadelphia has grown a disproportionately larger share of lower wage jobs than the nation and the 25 largest American cities.

Trump slams Dems, pitches nat gas future during Pittsburgh visit 

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — President Donald Trump and his allies pitched a natural gas-fueled future for Pennsylvania and the nation Wednesday.Trump’s speech at a convention center in downtown Pittsburgh comes in the midst of both...

Wolf wants to expand overtime to 143K Pa. residents. But a commission you’ve never...

The change could potentially raise workers' wages or ensure that they only work 40 hours a week.