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Here’s what Pa. can do to protect essential retail workers | Opinion

BY: - April 13, 2020

Standing at a cash register is working on the front lines. So is stocking shelves, pumping gas and serving pharmacy customers.

Pennsylvania’s public workers don’t have workplace safety protections. This bill would change that

BY: - April 29, 2019

For 577,000 Pennsylvanians, no state agency oversees their workplace safety. Legislation that's being pushed by organized labor and its allies would change that.

Republicans on Pa. House committee advance bill to make sure new public hires know post-Janus rules

BY: - March 18, 2019

Pa. House Republicans are trying to enshrine some provisions of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in state law.

‘Fight for $15’ campaigners furious at Erie Democrat for showing hand ahead of minimum wage fight

BY: - February 8, 2019

State ‘Fight for $15 activists’ are hoping to inspire a fighting attitude among a key House Democrat in the the clash to raise the minimum wage. Keystone Progress, a progressive advocacy group, is seeking signatures to push back on comments from Rep. Pat Harkins where he suggested he’d compromise on increasing the state minimum wage. […]