Working & The Economy

Nurses at Erie nursing home that attracted state scrutiny vote to form union

BY: - June 10, 2020

The Monday vote to form a union with SEIU Healthcare, was “an important victory for their residents and caregivers," a spokesperson said.

COMMENTARY

A housing and eviction crisis is coming. Leaders must act now to combat it | Andrea Custis

BY: - June 9, 2020

A tidal wave of evictions is coming when the moratorium ends on July 10. The most urgent question we can answer is: How do we lessen its impact?

COMMENTARY

The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it. 

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Squeezed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pa. farmers look to state, feds for help. But some are falling through the cracks

BY: - June 7, 2020

While some programs have been able to provide a decent amount of money to small dairy operations, some small, specialty producers in the state say they’re finding themselves left out.

COMMENTARY

The U.S. is about to drown itself in debt. Who will throw us a lifeline? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 3, 2020

We are on the verge of having to deal with a new, and even more virulent threat to American prosperity that will dwarf the impact of the virus.

Eviction-protection legislation stalls in Philly City Council committee

BY: - May 30, 2020

A City Council committee on Friday punted a bundle of tenant protection bills for renters facing financial hardships due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Caution: Primaries Ahead | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - May 30, 2020

Our Top Five most read stories of the week and everything you need to know ahead of the Pennsyvnania primary on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

COMMENTARY

We need a just recovery that includes higher pay for Black, brown, and low- paid essential workers | Opinion

BY: - May 29, 2020

Pennsylvania should not be reopened at the expense of black, brown and white, low-paid workers who face more direct risk of exposure to COVID-19.

COMMENTARY

The Trump administration fails Pa. by leaving minority-owned businesses behind 

BY: - May 29, 2020

Minority-owned small businesses are not just pillars of the Black and Brown community. They are the fibers of the fabric of the American economy.

Turzai says he didn’t know about positive COVID test, calls for future transparency

BY: - May 28, 2020

The most powerful lawmaker in the House said Thursday that he’d back changing the chamber’s rules to force lawmakers to tell their colleagues if they test positive for COVID-19.

Pa. rolls out new pandemic food assistance program

BY: - May 28, 2020

The program is one of two new efforts intended to assist residents who are struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixty more Pa. liquor stores set to reopen in yellow counties on Friday

BY: - May 28, 2020

Sixty more state-owned liquor stores will reopen Friday in yellow-phase counties, bringing the number of currently operating wine and spirits outlets to 349 stores in 56 of 67 counties, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board