Issues: Labor Unions


Philadelphia School Funding Agreement Comes with Strings Attached

The Philadelphia School District will receive new state funding, but with strings attached that leave some key decisions in...

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent. New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

Reports and Research Papers concludes that raising the minimum wage, strengthening unions, and requiring CEOs and other top earners...

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STATEMENT: On the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Decision

This press statement, released on June 27, 2018, reflects KRC executive director Stephen Herzenberg and PBPC director Marc Stier’s...

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Construction Apprenticeship and Training in Pennsylvania

In recent years, the U.S. construction industry has faced a shortage of skilled craft workers. This report evaluates the...

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Increasingly Unequal in Pennsylvania: Income Inequality, 1917 to 2011

For more than 30 years, most of the 50 states have experienced a dramatic rise in income inequality. In...

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The Right Choice for Giant Eagle and Western Pennsylvania

Prior to the 1980s, Giant Eagle provided family-sustaining careers to its employees. Over time, however, the company shifted to...

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Business, Political, Labor Leaders Converge in Pittsburgh: “Let’s Build a High-Wage Manufacturing Sector”

This press release highlights the Keystone Research Center’s report “An Agenda for Growing High-Wage Pennsylvania Manufacturing Jobs,” and how...

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Democracy in Pennsylvania – 2018

The KRC’s report “Democracy in Pennsylvania,” examines the gap between the haves and the have-nots and the importance of...

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Show Me the Savings! Bipartisan Lawmakers Back Transparency to Stop Outsourcing That Costs School Districts More

A large body of research and experience shows that public sector outsourcing often backfires. Rather than resulting in savings...

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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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