labor-issues

With Philly Art Museum walkout, has a new ‘Striketober’ come early to Pa.? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 27, 2022

With unions on the rise, thousands of workers could walk off the job this fall, analysts say.

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Workers with SEIU Local 105 rally in support of a federal minimum wage hike outside Colorado Sen. John Hickenlooper’s Denver office on March 2, 2021. (Chase Woodruff/Colorado Newsline)

America is in the middle of a labor mobilization moment

BY: - September 8, 2022

Self-organizers at Starbucks, Amazon, Trader Joe’s and Chipotle are behind the union drive.

Philly officials shine a light on workplace protection laws with grant program

BY: - September 6, 2022

City officials are looking to award up to 14 community-based organizations as they try to boost awareness of workplace protection laws.

From steelworkers to baristas: the new face of Pittsburgh’s evolving labor movement

BY: - September 5, 2022

'We see a whole slew of people from all walks of life who are coming in to show their support for the union,” Shea Gannon, of Pittsburgh, said.

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.

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The new labor movement might save America. This is why | Opinion

BY: - August 29, 2022

Unions promise a better life for workers, but in today’s climate they just might save our country, too.

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Teachers face a range of challenges, but hiring more teachers won’t fix them (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2022

The root cause of the problem is a longstanding overall lack of respect for teachers and their craft, which is reflected by decades of low pay, hyper-scrutiny and poor working conditions.

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How Amazon, Starbucks and other companies fight unions | Robert Reich

BY: - July 31, 2022

Big corporations are fighting dirty to keep their workers from organizing – and they’re still losing. What if they fought by the rules?

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This Pa. Senate bill will shortchange app-based workers. We can’t let that happen | Opinion

BY: - June 9, 2022

Corporations built their businesses on the backs of app-based workers who risked their lives during the pandemic.

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.