labor-issues

Iowa fast-food worker’s wage lawsuit survives in U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - May 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a small, but potentially significant, victory to a fast-food worker from Iowa and, perhaps. beyond.

‘Not one more’: Labor leaders, state officials call for enhanced workplace safety standards

BY: - May 2, 2022

Labor leaders and state officials gathered in Harrisburg on Monday to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job, and to call on the General Assembly to approve two pieces of legislation that would extend federal workplace safety protections to public-sector employees across the commonwealth. 

AFL-CIO treasurer Frank Snyder speaks at a 2020 rally in Pittsburgh

Pa. labor leaders respond to workplace allegations at state AFL-CIO

BY: - April 15, 2022

Incoming president Frank Snyder has been accused by more than a dozen current and former employees of humiliating, bullying, and using degrading language against federation staffers, according to a published report.

Wolf administration commissions study of public sector workplace protections

BY: - April 11, 2022

Experts at Indiana University will conduct the study of the working conditions and safety standards for public sector workers.

AFL-CIO treasurer Frank Snyder speaks at a 2020 rally in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania labor federation requests investigation into workplace harassment allegations

BY: - April 11, 2022

The state AFL-CIO's newly elected president was accused on social media of verbally abusing female staff

Allentown City Council quashes controversial contractor apprenticeship bill 

BY: - April 1, 2022

An ordinance requiring contractors on large city projects in Allentown to be part of apprenticeship programs was “postponed indefinitely” by City Council on Thursday.  The 6-0 vote means the bill has been quashed and must be reintroduced again.  The apprenticeship provision for construction projects worth more than $100,000 was part of a Responsible Contractor Ordinance […]

Hit with staff shortages, Allegheny Co. Port Authority turns to free fares for taxed riders

BY: - March 17, 2022

The free fares started Tuesday and will wrap up on Sunday, March 20, officials said.

Pa. flips the switch on electrical apprenticeships | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 12, 2022

Some $297K in state funding will help JATC of Shamokin Electricians IBEW LU 607 prepare apprentices for in-demand jobs.

COMMENTARY

Want to fix that worker shortage? Pa.’s autistic, neurodiverse residents are ready | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2022

Different brains communicate differently and have different priorities Accepting that both are valuable would make a world of difference.

In Allentown, controversial law requiring contractor apprenticeships on city projects hits snag

BY: - March 6, 2022

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk, who supports the ordinance, has sent it back to city council for additional fine-tuning.

Patient limits for nurses has majority support, but won’t advance in Harrisburg. Why?

BY: - January 25, 2022

The culprit is legislative rules that have troubled reformers and advocates in many fields, not just health care.

Pgh labor leaders, pols rally in support of unionization efforts at local coffee chain

BY: - January 5, 2022

Workers at Coffee Tree Roasters, a West Mifflin-based coffee chain, are seeking to organize .