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Tori Tambellini
I Was Fired After Unionizing My Workplace. Workers Need to Vote Against Corporate Greed on Election Day.

Tori Tambellini was fired after working to unionize her Starbucks store in Pittsburgh. In an op-ed, she talks about the importance of supporting candidates who support workers.

FILE - The Home Depot improvement store is seen in Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 2022. Home Depot workers in Philadelphia have filed a petition with the federal labor board to form what could be the first store-wide union at the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The petition, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, seeks to form a collective bargaining unit for 274 employees who work in merchandising, specialty and operations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
Philadelphia Home Depot Workers Petition to Form Union

In what could be the first store-wide union at the home improvement giant, 274 employees filed a petition with the NLRB.

President Joe Biden watches as Democratic Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman takes the stage at a United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227 event in West Mifflin, Pa., Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, to honor workers on Labor Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Biden, Fetterman Show Solidarity With Pennsylvania Workers on Labor Day

Pennsylvania’s US Senate candidate appeared with President Biden near Pittsburgh and marched in Philadelphia’s Labor Day parade.

Bartender Sara Kennely, walks behind the bar as preparations, like spacing out the barstools, are underway, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Max's Allegheny Tavern on Pittsburgh's North Side for patrons to dine inside is permitted when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions allowing eat-in dining on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Increase in Base Pay for Pennsylvania Tipped Workers Starts Friday

A new regulation that will raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips was approved in March and goes into effect Friday.

Victoria Schade with her dogs Millie and Olive. (Courtesy Victoria Schade)
Meet the PA Woman Who Coaches the Dogs of the Puppy Bowl

Bucks County’s Victoria Schade uses her powers of puppy persuasion to get the dogs of the “Puppy Bowl” ready for action.

Jennifer Bastidas (Courtesy Jennifer Bastidas)
Organizing Life One Home at a Time in the Lehigh Valley

Jennifer Bastidas turned her knack for organizing into a career, leaving behind a job in the medical field to provide a different type of “treatment” that starts at home.

The Bayada Home Health Care office on North Wyomissing Blvd. in Wyomissing. (Getty Images)
Advocates Protest Over Pennsylvania’s Problematic Home Care Program

Low pay and high turnover have long been the reality for the ranks of direct care workers in home care settings and nursing homes. The pandemic has made it worse.