By: Ryan Briggs Oct 6, 2016 AT 4:59 PM
Council in Session
In a major victory for service worker unions, City Council voted to expand prevailing wage laws to employees or contractors working in “city-subsidized” buildings, like universities and...
By: Ryan Briggs Feb 8, 2017 AT 8:24 AM
Wages of Spin
It’s a rare day in Harrisburg when Republicans champion labor protections – doubly so that Democrats in Philadelphia gripe about it. But here we are. SB-241 passed with the unanimous support of...
By: James Williams Mar 2, 2017 AT 5:20 AM
Taking a hard stance on illegal immigration will increase employment opportunities for unemployed African American workers. In 2014, the US Census Department and the Department of Labor reported that...
By: Jason Gottesman Jan 18, 2018 AT 12:55 AM
At an event in Philadelphia Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is having his Department of Labor and Industry change regulations relative to overtime work to modernize a system that he called “...
By: Justin Sweitzer Aug 6, 2021 AT 3:27 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s unexpected death on Thursday shocked the nation, prompting many to remember his work and legacy in the labor movement. A Pennsylvania native, Trumka’s death...
By: Justin Sweitzer Sep 17, 2021 AT 12:33 PM
The labor movement may not ever have a better opportunity to obtain long-sought labor law reforms than they do right now. President Joe Biden ran for office in 2020 promising not just to...