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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and D.C. – November 27, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR KRC KUDOS—This past month, two days into a strike by teachers without a union contract...

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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and D.C. – November 8, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR The bipartisan infrastructure bill crossed the finish line late Friday night! We are happy to...

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The Update: What’s Going On in Harrisburg and D.C. – Sept. 13, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR As Congress debates the best way to address our nation’s twin climate and economic crises,...

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PERI Report – The Economic Impact of the PASSHE Employment Reductions

Click for The Economic Impact of the PASSHE Employment Reductions page, which includes a link to the PDF file....

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KRC Joins Other Experts in Making Recommendations to the Biden Administration on How to Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the U.S., unanimously approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be...

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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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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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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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