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 […]
Wabtec strike passes 30-day mark as workers push for greener locomotives
PITTSBURGH — Workers with the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America union (UE), who make locomotive engines in Erie for Wabtec Corp., have been on strike for just over 30 days. The workers have a bargaining session with the company this week, and along with negotiations over wages and benefits, the 1,400 members […]
Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries
Lawmakers said the bill would reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs for domestic refineries, which requires refineries to submit Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year showing the amount of renewable fuel blended into the transportation fuel supply.
Whether at factories, shops, or campuses, labor is on the move this holiday season | Opinion
Most labor analysts point to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions were laid off suddenly. Essential workers, ranging from nurses to child care workers to grocery stock clerks, stayed on the job despite hazardous conditions. Family life was negatively impacted by school closings and remote work, garnering greater media attention. Gaping holes in the U.S. social safety net were uncovered.