Stories tagged: "labor rights"

A customer makes a purchase at a Starbucks coffee shop,in Philadelphia, Monday, April 26, 2021. Employees at three more Starbucks stores in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., have voted to form unions, bringing to six the number of unionized Starbucks shops and further advancing organizing efforts underway in at least two dozen states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philly Barista: Starbucks Retaliating Against Unionized Staff By Blocking Tips

Leaving tips on credit card transactions was one of the first demands Starbucks employees made when organizing their union, Starbucks Workers United, in August 2021. The company implemented credit card tipping the following year, but only to non-union stores.

Thousands of SEIU 32 BJ members rally for a fair contract in Philadelphia on August 29, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Thousands of ‘Essential’ Workers Rally in Philadelphia for Better Pay

Thousands of commercial janitors and building workers from Service Employees International Union 32 BJ rallied in Philadelphia on Tuesday as the union’s contracts representing 70,000 workers on the East Coast are set to expire over the next  few months

Women Workers: Here Are Tools to Get the Pay You Deserve

From salary comparison sites to tips for negotiating a raise, we're here to empower women in the workplace.

FILE - Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a rail worker strike. The administration is delivering that message personally to Democratic senators in a closed-door session Thursday, Dec. 1.  (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days

Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.

Latrelle Jackson (far left) marches with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on August 18, 2022 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SEIU)
OP-ED: “I Deserve a Fair Wage and the Right to Unionize, so I’m Voting for Josh Shapiro”

Latrelle Jackson is one of many Pennsylvanians working two jobs to make ends meet. In this op-ed, he explains why Pennsylvania workers need Josh Shapiro fighting for them in Harrisburg.

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Mastriano Vows To Bring Right To Work To Pennsylvania If He Wins

While Doug Mastriano’s extreme positions on everything from abortion to insurrection to defunding public education have received a great deal of media attention over the course of his campaign, much less attention is being paid to his plans to decimate the conditions and wages in Pennsylvania’s workplaces. Mastriano, the GOP candidate for governor, is a...

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.