It is long past time to answer the call for a $15 minimum wage  | Opinion

BY: - April 23, 2023

A $15 minimum wage is still below the living wage for the average Pa. worker. Efforts to dial it back are misguided.


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 from 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. […]