Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers
More than 60 Black political leaders, many of them city council members and mayors and school board members in Washington D.C. and 20 states, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan, wrote to President Joe Biden asking him to use his political power to push for higher standards in the rapidly growing electric vehicle industry.
Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs
Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]
Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in October
From September to October the rate of unemployment fell from 8.3 percent to 7.3 percent. The department reports that the national unemployment rate also fell by a percentage point to 6.9 percent in October.
Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing the wealth, data shows
Despite adding nearly 10,000 new jobs – a new record for job growth in the state - Pennsylvania is still wrestling with an unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.