Issues: Unemployment


Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis

STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis and Insufficient to Assist...

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MEMO FROM STATE LEGISLATORS: Federal Pandemic Relief and Recovery to State Governments

MEMO TO: The United States Congressional Delegation from Pennsylvania FROM: Members of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania DATE: Monday,...

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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Economy- An Update

This blog provides an update on the impact of the COVID Crash on the Pennsylvania economy. The “good news”...

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A Status Update on Pennsylvania’s Policy Response to COVID-19: Economic Relief, Health Care and Worker Protections

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the inequities and inadequacies that exist in our Commonwealth, from the precarity of...

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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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Apprenticeship Weak: Trump Proposal Fails to Tap into Apprenticeship’s Potential

This piece was originally posted on the Economic Policy Institute’s Working Economics Blog here: http://www.epi.org/blog/trump-apprenticeship-proposal/. Everyone loves apprenticeships (including me)...

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How did the Pennsylvania Labor Market Perform in 2016

Last Friday, The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released preliminary estimates of December payrolls which show Pennsylvania created...

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