‘A beacon of hope and fairness:’ Pa. House passes bill to allow striking workers to collect unemployment
House Bill 1481, which advanced out of the 25-member Labor & Industry Committee along party lines last month, amends Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Law to allow eligible workers who file a UC claim to collect benefits if they are unemployed due to a labor dispute.
House Dems, labor leaders meet in Allegheny Co. | Five for the Weekend
Labor leaders told the lawmakers that despite widespread public support for labor unions, they are concerned about declining union membership numbers and how it will impact income inequality in Pennsylvania and beyond.
House Dems’ bill would create new Dept. of Accessibility & Inclusion | Thursday Morning Coffee
Nearly 1 in 4 Pennsylvanians have a disability. The state needs to better serve their needs, two Western Pa. lawmakers argue.
COVID-19 in Pa.: Draft plan to reduce prison pop. includes limited eligibility, gives veto to prosecutors
It was not immediately clear how many inmates would be eligible for release under the draft legislation seen by the Capital-Star.
Victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law moves out of House committee
A bill aimed at protecting the rights of crime victims advanced out of state House committee 19-4 Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the tally. Marsy’s Law, introduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, would not create any new rights. Instead, it would amend Pennsylvania’s Constitution to enshrine existing laws that inform victims […]