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Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the US Capitol complex in February 2021, to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images/Bill Clark)
Pennsylvania Republicans Refused to Advance Bills to Raise the Minimum Wage in 2021

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has remained the same since 2009, despite state legislators introducing seven bills in an attempt to raise it.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at a press conference, which outlined his plan to help workers and tell the legislature its time to finally pass legislation that support fair wages, paid sick leave, safe worker places and quality jobs, in Scranton on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (PA Cast)
‘It’s Gonna Be Bad for All of Us,’ Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Raise Wages and Improve Conditions for Workers

The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.

Heather Marold Thomason (Courtesy: Primal Supply Meats)
From Farm to Philly: This Butcher Keeps it Local

Heather Marold Thomason’s passion for sustainably-raised, locally-sourced meats inspired her to open the Philadelphia whole animal butchery Primal Supply.

L-R: Rep. Melissa Shusterman, Sen Amanda Cappeletti, and Rep. Liz Hanbidge, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown on Oct. 15. (Courtesy Rep. Hanbidge)
New PA Bill Would Provide Three Days’ Paid Leave for Pregnancy Loss

Many women silently grieve a pregnancy loss while going about their daily lives. New PA bill would allow working women to take time off.

Courtesy of Empire Beauty School
New Laws Look Good For Aspiring Barbers and Cosmetologists

Cosmetology and barber schools in Pennsylvania are hands-on, but not completely. New law allows more theory-based education to be done virtually.

Elaine Pivinski (Courtesy Franklin Hill Vineyards)
Meet the OG of Pennsylvania’s Women-Owned Wineries

Elaine Pivinski started Franklin Hill Vineyards with one row of grapes in 1976. Today, the operation includes a winery, a distillery, and three retail shops.

State Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery) speaks during a virtual public hearing on the need for workplace accommodations for pregnant and postpartum Pennsylvanians.
Why Does Texas Have More Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Than Pennsylvania?

A bill proposed by State Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery) seeks to address the lack of workplace accommodations for pregnant and postpartum Pennsylvanians.