UAW reaches tentative pact with General Motors, the last Detroit Three holdout
The announcement follows previous UAW tentative pacts with the other Detroit Three automakers, Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis.
Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is introducing legislation today that would allow workers on strike to collect SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps. The Food Secure Strikers Act comes amid a summer wave of union organizing activity — from locomotive plant workers in Erie to Hollywood writers and actors. A strike by newsroom workers […]
Workers of the world unite. No, seriously. And friends & family too | Hugh Jackson
The backbone of the 21st century economy, like the backbone of every century’s economy, is labor.
States, cities turn to community organizations to battle wage theft
Funds from the American Rescue Plan allow cities to form such partnerships which prove successful in recovering unpaid wages.
The U.S. has a child labor problem. It’s a past we haven’t left behind | Opinion
Photographs from the nation's past reverberate into the present.
Ahead of Philadelphia visit, labor vows ‘largest ever’ 2024 ground game for Biden, Harris
'Pennsylvania is a critical state in presidential politics. And we wanted to be someplace that really speaks to what the labor movement is all about,' an AFL-CIO spokesperson said.
States see record low unemployment across the U.S.
South and Midwest see big boosts. Young people, Black women and people with disabilities benefit.
Here’s how we’re addressing Pa.’s worker misclassification crisis | Opinion
Unscrupulous construction employers need to know this: The days of flying under the radar are over. We are watching.
Pittsburgh unions file antitrust complaint against UPMC
PITTSBURGH — A coalition of labor unions has filed an antitrust complaint against UPMC, asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the hospital system has used its “monopsony” power to suppress healthcare workers’ wages in the region, and limit their options to seek employment elsewhere. The complaint filed Thursday by SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania […]
Time for a real job. Teen employment teaches responsibility and builds confidence | Opinion
The benefits of employment to teens are far-reaching and well-researched.
Pa. dings Georgia contractor for child labor violations | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The state collected a total of $22k in fines for a 2022 incident in New Castle, Pa.
At Kentucky McDonald’s, 10-year-olds worked past midnight, feds say
WASHINGTON — Children as young as 10 were found working past midnight at a McDonald’s restaurant in Louisville, Ky., the U.S. Department of Labor said in announcing numerous civil penalties levied on fast-food franchises. As part of an investigation into federal child labor law violations in the Southeast, the Department of Labor said that three separate […]