Stories tagged: "labor"

President Joe Biden greeting union workers after speaking at the Philadelphia Labor Day rally on Sept. 4, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Over 33,000 Pennsylvania Workers and Retirees’ Pensions Saved by Biden’s American Rescue Plan

Thanks to this legislation, 33,138 Pennsylvania workers and retirees will see their pensions fully funded.

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.

President Joe Biden rallied with hundreds of Philadelphia area union members at a Labor Day Rally in South Philadelphia on Monday, Sept. 5, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Philly Union Members Rally with Biden on Labor Day

Hundreds of union members gathered at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 facility in Philadelphia on Monday morning to celebrate Labor Day with President Joe Biden. 

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

Gov. Josh Shapiro speaking at the Lehigh Valley International Airport on July 28, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Shapiro Creates New Job Training Program to Develop Workers of Tomorrow

Gov. Josh Shapiro on Monday signed an executive order to create a new workforce training program that provides funding to organizations involved in improving Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. 

FILE - Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., leaves an intelligence briefing on the unknown aerial objects the U.S. military shot down this weekend at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 14, 2023. Fetterman is in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to seek treatment for clinical depression. His office said Thursday that Fetterman checked himself in Wednesday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Striking Workers Could Get Federal Food Benefits Under New Bill From John Fetterman

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania) introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow striking workers to qualify for federal food assistance benefits while walking the picket line. This pro-worker legislation—the Food Secure Strikers Act of 2023—is the first ever of its kind to be proposed by a member of Congress. 

A UPS Employee standing outside the East Petersburg facility in Lancaster County on July 7, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Lancaster UPS Employees Prep For Possible Strike as Contract Deadline Looms

UPS employees from Teamsters Local 771 held a practice picket outside the East Petersburg facility in Lancaster County on Thursday.