Stories tagged: "labor"


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.

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, is greeted by AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, before he speaks to a crowd before the annual Labor Day parade on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Elected Leaders From Across Pennsylvania Honor Trumka as Labor ‘Champion’

Elected leaders from around Pennsylvania honored labor leader Richard Trumka, who died Thursday.

In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Los Angeles.  The longtime president of the AFL-CIO labor union has died. News of Richard Trumka’s death was announced Thursday by President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trumka was 72 and had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving as the organization’s secretary-treasurer for 14 years.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Pennsylvania Native and Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Dies at Age 72

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72.

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.

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Did Britney Spears Just Call for a General Strike on Instagram?

Hinting further that she may hold radical politics, Spears signed off her caption with three rose emojis, the official symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate is Higher Than the National Average. This is Why.

"Low overall unemployment is creating labor shortages in many regions, but it is far from an even story across the state."