Working & The Economy

‘People can’t afford to bathe themselves’: What life is like for Pennsylvanians who lost...

Dalia is working toward some big goals, including securing a place to live.That got harder on Aug. 1, when General Assistance ended for a second time.Dalia is a former beneficiary of the state-run program,...

Who should determine how much booze costs in Pennsylvania: a formula or the liquor...

A practice known as flexible pricing is still unpopular with liquor producers.

Ex-NYT labor reporter: Trump has ‘not made America great again’ for workers

The Trump administration is “day after day rigging the system further against workers and in favor of the wealthy,” the journalist-turned-author said,

Pennsylvania’s property tax, explained: A moral wrong, or the building block of government finance? 

When he started knocking on doors during his inaugural campaign for state representative in 1992, Sam Rohrer noticed a topic popping up again and again — property taxes.He was aware of complaints, but the...

‘We’ve got to keep [food stamps] whole’: Wolf administration begins Hunger Action Month

More than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians experience hunger. Roughly two out of seven of those people are children.

This Philly lawmaker wants Pennsylvania to offer reparations to its black residents

One Pennsylvania lawmaker is making his own case for reparations  — not just for slavery, but for 400 years of institutional racism. Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, released a memo last week asking for his colleagues’...

Labor Day 2019: Let’s make this year a call to action for working people...

Now the American economy works for the wealthiest of the wealthy. It's time to rebalance the scales and restore the social contract.

Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future | Opinion

The United States’ regulation of the workplace has long been an outlier among much of the world.

Labor Day 2019: How to plan a mini-road trip to mark Pennsylvania’s worker history

Pennsylvanians will enjoy an extra day of rest from their working lives during another Labor Day celebration this weekend — but workers of the world unite on the first of May, not the first...

Companies don’t need permission from the Business Roundtable to be better corporate citizens |...

The new commitments represent a symbolic victory for those who want companies to consider the interests of not just its shareholders but of other groups that are affected by corporate behavior. The statement signals this view is now Corporate America’s as well.