It’s time to put our money where our mouth is on raising the minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2023

All of Pa.'s neighboring states have raised their wage. The commonwealth is out of excuses.

Advocates: Shapiro must fix Pa.’s ‘broken’ unemployment system | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 30, 2022

An already fragile system 'crumbled' during the pandemic. A new report offers the state's next governor a path to fixing it.

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2022

The total outstanding student debt in Pa. shot up fromĀ from $19B in 2003 to $76B today, according to new research.


This time the union comeback really could be just around the corner | Opinion

BY: - September 3, 2022

An organizing wave in giant corporations and local industries could unite and lift wages for workers of every race and gender.

Report: Tight labor market offers ‘new possibilities’ for Pa. workers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 31, 2022

In July, the state's labor market was 131K people below its pre-pandemic peak.


The U.S. Supreme Court is an obstacle to the future the vast majority want to achieve | Opinion

BY: - July 3, 2022

The high court's recent rulings foreshadow future decisions that will favor corporations and reinforce economic inequality.

Gov. Wolf touts support from academics, economists for $15 minimum wage

BY: - March 14, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday touted a letter signed by nearly 40 economists and academics in support of his proposal to gradually raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. “This policy would directly lift the wages of nearly 1.5 million workers when fully implemented,” the letter, spearheaded by the left-leaning Keystone Research Center, said. […]