Working & The Economy

Union opposition to post-Janus proposal divides Republican caucus in Pa. House

BY: - April 19, 2019

A bill that targets state unions and should be an easy sell to GOP lawmakers in the House has instead been stopped by a debate over how much to push a powerful interest group that has dug in its heels.

Trump budget would take millions away from disabled Americans, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge writes.

BY: - April 17, 2019

In a New York Times op-Ed, the former Pennsylvania governor called on the Trump administration to restore all the funding it’s proposed to cut for disability programs.  

‘A People’s Budget:’ Activists rally at the Capitol for a higher minimum wage, free college, and better school funding

BY: - April 17, 2019

'Estamos listos para este poder?' -- 'Are you ready for this power?' one activist asked.

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I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still out of reach | Latinx Voices

BY: - April 17, 2019

A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.

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This is why you should tell your U.S. senator to vote to restore ‘net neutrality’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 11, 2019

Fundamentally, the issue is one of fairness and consumer freedom.

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Raise the minimum wage to chip away at the legacy of white supremacy | Kadida Kenner

BY: - April 10, 2019

By Kadida Kenner If we are ever to solve the moral dilemma of pay inequity in Pennsylvania, let alone the nation, we must first confront one of the most prevailing causes—white supremacy. Pay inequity is deeply-rooted in American history and continues to keep women and people of color relegated to a form of second-class citizenship. […]

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Amateurs? College athletes make money for everyone but themselves | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2019

As March Madness winds up, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.

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It’s time to make childcare affordable for everyone – not just a select few | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2019

Childcare, especially for infants, is an integral part of early childhood development.

How cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians was eliminated in 2012 — and could be again in 2019

BY: - April 5, 2019

Michael Froehlich remembers being at his computer on a Tuesday morning in February 2012, anxiously waiting to see what the Department of Public Welfare’s budget would look like. That would seem odd for the average Pennsylvanian, but not for Froehlich. At the time, he was an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Community Legal Services’ Public Benefits […]

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Feds’ weak plan reinforces need for Wolf action to help 275K more Pennsylvanians get overtime pay | Opinion

BY: - April 5, 2019

Pennsylvanians can, and will, do better thanks to Wolf’s increase in the overtime threshold.

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These are the top 5 most — and least — financially literate states in the country

BY: - April 5, 2019

Do you have money tucked away for a rainy day? Have you cultivated sustainable spending habits? Or do you find yourself borrowing money to make it to the next paycheck? Those were among the metrics that the number crunchers at the financial literacy site WalletHub took into account as they put together their list of […]