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