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COVID Collapse Likely to Cost Pennsylvania More Than 750,000 Jobs by Summer

Updated:  04/23/2020 On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor reported “hard” numbers on the economic impact of the...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2019

Executive Summary In just the past few weeks, leading American business leaders appear to have experienced a sudden and...

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STATEMENT: In Response to PA GOP Attacks on Working Pennsylvanians and Today’s Budget Day of Action

HARRISBURG—PA Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement in response to a press release sent...

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A $15/HR Minimum Wage Increase by 2025 Would Raise Wages for Over 2 Million Workers in PA. Who Are They?

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. The Demographic Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase Wrapped into his 2019 budget...

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A New Proposal Would Give a Much-Needed Boost to Pennsylvania’s Working Families

Senator Bob Casey today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, and Ron Wyden to introduce the Working...

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STATEMENT: About 300,000 Pennsylvania Workers Left Behind by New Trump Admin Proposal on Overtime for Salaried Workers

Last week, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) unveiled a proposal to set the overtime salary threshold, beneath...

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Report Looks at Role of Apprenticeship in Filling Pennsylvania Construction Jobs

Go here to read the full report. Executive Summary: After a deep industry decline in and after the Great...

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A Step Towards Pay Equity in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order yesterday aimed at combating pay equity in Pennsylvania. The order, called “Equal...

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Why “Get a Job!” Is Not the Answer to Decreasing Reliance on Food Stamps

“Just get a job!” I’ve heard these words yelled out of car windows when I marched alongside poor and...

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PA Leads on Overtime Pay – Where the Governor Can Act Without the State Legislature

Turns out that Gov. Wolf believes in the 40-hour week. Because he does, about 460,000 lower-paid Pennsylvania salaried workers...

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A Victory for Seattle “For-Hire” Drivers…and for the Next Labor Movement

One regular theme on this blog is that area-wide unions that lift wages and benefits in industries that cannot...

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