essential-workers

COMMENTARY

‘It is a heavy load to carry’: New Brookings report recommends pay hikes, labor reforms for essential workers | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 19, 2021

'Sometimes it feels like you are carrying a car up a mountain,' one essential worker said of the burden of the pandemic.

COMMENTARY

Want to really thank essential workers? Give them a raise | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - June 25, 2020

Pennsylvania hasn't raised its $7.25 an hour minimum wage in 13 years. If we mean what we say about essential workers, it's past time to raise it.

COMMENTARY

This one change could help to keep healthcare workers safe | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2020

Our healthcare workers have been holding Pennsylvania together during COVID-19. A bill now before the Pa. Senate will help them out.

COMMENTARY

In a time of pandemic, hazardous work conditions call for fair pay | Opinion

BY: - May 1, 2020

They are keeping us alive and as safe and healthy as possible. But we need to do more than just thank Pennsylvania’s essential workers.