Labor

Special Reports

A Q&A with state Sen. Tracy Pennycuick

The Communications & Technology Committee chair speaks about the future of AI in the government space

Special Reports

Bob Casey talks ‘robot bosses’ and the need to regulate AI

Pennsylvania’s senior senator discusses the challenges posed by artificial intelligence and who should be responsible for regulating it.

News & Politics

Five For Friday: PA leaders react to Biden’s hydrogen hub announcement

Politicos, policymakers and other parties weigh in on the alternative energy investment

Transportation

John Fetterman and Susan Wild join Mack Truck workers on picket line in Macungie

The U.S. senator comes to Macungie Tuesday after previously joining UAW workers in Bucks County and Michigan

Campaigns & Elections

Donor organs: The unions behind the checks to the candidates

See which union PACs sent money to Cherelle Parker and Sara Innamorato

Education

Strike averted: Local 634 reaches tentative agreement with School District of Philadelphia

The union’s 1,900 members work in food service, climate and safety throughout the district

News & Politics

Philly school staff strike could begin Saturday

Nearly 2,000 cafeteria workers and climate staff, members of Unite Here Local 634, are seeking a new contract

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with state Sen. Devlin Robinson

The chair of the state Senate Labor & Industry Committee discusses workforce development efforts.

Special Reports

A Q&A with state Rep. Jason Dawkins

The chair of the House Labor & Industry Committee discusses workforce priorities

Health Care

Q&A with state Rep. Rick Krajewski

A keynote speaker at the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit previews the event and his policy priorities

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Nonprofits

Google makes largest donation to date to Philadelphia reentry nonprofit

The funding will support services for women at Ardella’s House

Philadelphia

Philly officials introduce Rental Improvement Fund for small landlords to repair properties

The program provides forgivable and 0%-interest loans to small landlords in exchange for rent stability

Transportation

Fetterman and Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system

The railroad said in March it would join the system but hasn’t yet done so

Capitol Beat

Plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

The commonwealth is slated to receive more than $1 billion through the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program

Economic Development

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

Economic Development

Shapiro announces $400M workforce training program

The initiative will dole out grants to companies that commit to training new employees.

Business

Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits

The bill comes amid ongoing strikes from the locomotive industry to entertainment