Working & The Economy

Calling Wolf’s plan ‘progress,’ Toomey outlines his own plan to reopen Pa.

Toomey’s proposal comes just a day after Wolf, a Democrat, unveiled his county-by-county approach to gradually lifting restrictions aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. 

Limited workplace protections, packaging woes could stress food supplies, lawmakers worry 

More face masks and flexible food packaging are needed to keep Pennsylvania’s grocery stores in stock, legislative leaders warned Wednesday.

Lawmakers advance small business relief bill without extra cash for states

The U.S. House is expected to reconvene on Thursday to vote on the measure — although it’s unclear how many lawmakers will return to Washington — and President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will sign it.

We need PPE now. And unions will help deliver it | Opinion

Access to health care and testing is workplace safety. And access to personal protective equipment is a workers’ rights issue.

COVID-19 in Philly: City businesses likely to open later than rest of state, Kenney...

Philadelphia is seeing a lower number of cases and deaths identified, but increases in the number of people with infection in the city.

Busy signals and no booze: Pa. liquor curbside sales have a bumpy first day

All told, 176 out of the more than 600 state-owned liquor and wine stores opened for curbside service Monday. More could be opened soon.

Lawmakers voice concern over unemployment compensation claims backlog

Constituent complaints, Mullery said in a statement, are why he wrote to House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox, R-Berks, asking for a virtual hearing with state Labor and Industry Secretary Gerard Oleksiak. 

‘We’ve given up a lot’: Wolf says laying out plan for May 8 gradual...

Speaking to journalists Monday, Wolf said his administration will use an “evidence-based,” region by region to approach the reopening.

March unemployment data shows COVID-19 impact in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

The department’s data noted March numbers don’t show the entire picture since COVID-related closures did not affect the week from March 8 - 14. 

Pa. started enforcing its mask rules on Sunday: Here’s what businesses, consumers need to...

On Sunday night, the state Department of Health started enforcing its order requiring employees and customers of life-sustaining businesses statewide to wear masks.