Issues: Income Inequality


An Extraordinary Year of Income Growth in Pennsylvania

Yesterday the Census Bureau released data from the American Community Survey showing that median household incomes in Pennsylvania rose...

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Advocacy Update: Hunger Transcends Political Boundaries

Last month, the state’s 2015-16 budget impasse finally came to an end — more than nine months after it...

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Global…and Pennsylvania…Fight for $15 Still Growing This 4-15

Today is April 15, also known as “4-15.” In 300 cities in 40 countries today fast food workers are...

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Maybe the Left Hand of Pew Trust Needs to Talk to the Right Hand…

The Patriot-News yesterday highlighted a new report by the Pew Trust which finds that the middle class is shrinking....

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Unintended Consequences? Property Tax Elimination Increases Taxes on the Middle Class to Reduce Taxes for High-Income Families

The budget end game has focused a lot on property tax cuts. The budget framework agreement includes property tax...

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If the Robots Actually Were to Come … We Could Enjoy Shorter Work Time

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing recently with people saying, “the robots are coming” with fear that they are...

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The Union of the Future

Kati Sipp’s latest blog post on “Hack the Union” has a link to a thought-provoking interview with Michelle Miller, founder...

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Report Ranks Pa. 23rd Among States, Gives It C+ Grade, for Status of Women

A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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This Price Is Right — About Reducing CEO Pay So Companies Can Pay More to Their Lowest Paid

No, not Keystone Research Center labor economist Mark Price. Dan Price. CEO and owner of Gravity Payments, a credit...

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Fight for $15 – and the Birth of the Next American Middle Class

Today, low-wage worker protests across Pennsylvania, the nation, and the globe will reach their greatest scale yet. Mobilizing behind...

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