Working & The Economy

What is Juneteenth? The origin of the holiday and why so many companies are...

Pennsylvania and 46 other states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, but efforts to make it a national holiday have stalled in Congress.

Bucknell expert: COVID-19 pandemic could mark a lasting change on the way we work

Sixty percent of respondents to a new poll said they think COVID-19 has actually changed the way Americans work for the better.

Pa. is facing a wave of evictions. Two state House lawmakers have a plan...

Eviction protections will end on July 10. The only policy question worth asking is how to make it hurt less for far too many.

Pension travel policy reforms meet pushback from teachers

Teachers sitting on the Pennsylvania’s educator pension board voiced their concerns Thursday with a reform proposed by the state’s Democratic treasurer and a Republican lawmaker.The brief, polite disagreement over how to reform the transparency...

W. Pa. grocery chain Giant Eagle says it won’t sell Post-Gazette

Western Pennsylvania’s largest supermarket chain says it will no longer advertise or sell copies of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in its stores, as part of a new initiative to “stand up against racism and social justice.” 

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

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

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

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?

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

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...

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.

The U.S. is about to drown itself in debt. Who will throw us a...

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.