Working & The Economy

U.S. House Dems, with serious Pa. backing, prep a vote on $15 an hour...

The House could vote on a $15/hr minimum wage bill in July. It's in for a rocky road in the Republican Senate.

As Pennsylvania’s budget deadline approaches, is a minimum wage increase still on the table?

Gov. Tom Wolf has made increasing the minimum wage a centerpiece of his budgets since taking office in 2015.

Simple math: A $15 minimum wage won’t make anyone rich. But it is a...

My mother was a waitress who worked for a tipped wage. A $15/hr minimum would have made all the difference in the world.

Unions, immigration advocates divided over expanding work status checks to construction industry

That divide is also manifesting itself in the General Assembly.

AFL-CIO president will host NAFTA town hall in Pittsburgh

By Derek RobertsonThe president of the nation’s largest labor union announced Tuesday that he will hold a series of town halls about “union members’ struggles under NAFTA, and what working people want to see...

In Cumberland County, Pa. Sen. Casey makes the case for closing ‘WIC gap’

As he looks to make fixes to a federal program that gives new mothers and their children a leg up on nutrition and healthy habits, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey turned to experts for advice.Sitting...

Advocates call for passage of two Senate bills to increase affordable housing funding

The Housing Alliance is calling on lawmakers to pass both bills this month, so the funding can be built into the 2019-20 budget due June 30.

Pa’s rural broadband problem is bigger than anyone thought

Rural lawmakers say there's two Pennsylvanias when it comes to access to broadband. The FCC claims that's not the case.

The struggle for coal miners’ health care and pension benefits continues | Opinion

Any program moving the nation toward greener energy sources must include a lasting solution for coal miners, their families and their communities