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‘Not one more’: Labor leaders, state officials call for enhanced workplace safety standards

BY: - May 2, 2022

Labor leaders and state officials gathered in Harrisburg on Monday to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job, and to call on the General Assembly to approve two pieces of legislation that would extend federal workplace safety protections to public-sector employees across the commonwealth. 

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At Christmas, Wolf, allies call on Legislature to hike minimum wage | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 23, 2021

(A scheduling note: This newsletter will be off until 1/3/2022 for a holiday break. From all of us at the Capital-Star, our best wishes for a happy holiday and peaceful New Year.) Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With more than two-dozen states set to hike their minimum wage in 2022, the Democratic Wolf administration is urging the […]

Amid inflation and staffing shortages, is now the time for Pa.’s minimum wage to increase?

BY: - August 4, 2021

Despite years of lobbying by low-wage workers and their advocates, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has stalled at the federal level, $7.25 an hour, for over a decade. But with a faltering economic recovery caused by the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases, ongoing labor shortages across Pennsylvania and troubling signs of inflation, is now finally the […]

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Denied for now in D.C., advocates keep up the fight for $15 in Harrisburg | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 9, 2021

New polling data from a progressive nonprofit shows majority support for a wage hike in the Keystone State

NAACP virtual town hall: Local, state and federal leaders say communities of color need more assistance

BY: - May 16, 2020

The town hall was the third in a four-part series that the NAACP Pa. organized to discuss COVID-19’s impact on communities of color.