The exterior of the Pennsylvania state Capitol on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Workers in Pennsylvania continue to have, and use, real leverage over employers

BY: - September 4, 2023

Wages have kept up with inflation, and a tight labor market continues to give workers more leverage than they’ve had in decades. But divided legislative branches at the state and federal level mean progress toward other improvements for workers’ conditions often stalls, and is why there’s “zero chance of enacting a major pro-worker labor law […]

Josh Shapiro with health care and service industry workers outside the Smithfield United Church of Christ in Downtown Pittsburgh on Mon., Sept. 19, 2022. CP Photo: Jamie Wiggan

Right-to-unionize amendment clears Pa. House committee

BY: - May 1, 2023

A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would guarantee the right of workers to form unions moved toward a vote in the state House on Monday. The House Labor and Industry Committee reported out the proposal introduced by Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, and Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, with a 12-9 vote.  Republicans, who questioned the […]

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., right, talks with Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council President Darrin Kelly and striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers in front of the Post-Gazette newsroom on Pittsburgh's North Shore on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Union Progress)

Lawmakers urge NLRB to investigate ‘unfair practices’ at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

BY: - April 27, 2023

The letter, signed by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman and Reps. Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio, called on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to investigate the more than 20 “open unfair labor practice charges” currently filed against the Post-Gazette in the ongoing labor dispute between Post-Gazette management and striking workers. 


Here’s how the FTC’s proposed ban on non-compete clauses would help workers | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2023

It would raise wages for low-income workers while letting employers choose who to hire.

‘We need to work together’: Lawmakers, labor leaders call for unity ahead of Labor Day

BY: - August 31, 2022

'This Labor Day, we have so much to celebrate, and yet, we still have so much work to do,' Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said.