Working & The Economy

Affordable housing bill unanimously clears key Senate committee hurdle

A bill that expands the state's affordable housing trust fund passed a Senate committee unanimously Wednesday.

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

Surrounded by sash-wearing dairy princesses, lawmakers gulping down chocolate milk, and a sea of concerned farmers and their families, allies of Pennsylvania's dairy industry made a plea in the Capitol Tuesday on behalf of...

New United Way report reveals the hidden struggles of working Pennsylvanians

Thousands of Pennsylvanians, maybe your neighbors, are struggling every day to make ends meet.

Increased funding for innovation is vital to economic growth | Opinion

Shortchanging innovation means shortchanging Pennsylvania's economy and our future as a commonwealth. Lawmakers can change that this budget season.

Despite immigration concerns, bill that expands use of federal work status checks passes House

By a 140-plus vote margin, the House on Monday passed a bill to expand federal immigration work status checks to the state's construction industry.

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...