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Tight Labor Market and New Unions Organizing are Pluses for Pennsylvania Workers

A recent report by the Keystone Research Center found that Pennsylvania’s economy will continue to prosper if state lawmakers continue to enact smart, worker-friendly policies.

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The Wolf Administration Has a Plan to Address Pennsylvania’s Teacher Shortage

The Wolf administration released a 20-page educator workforce strategy, outlining its plans to recruit and retain educators while building a more diverse workforce by 2025.

Superintendent Matt Malone (R) leans over to get a better look at how fourth grade teacher Amber Moukhtarian is teaching her students via Zoom at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, MA on Nov. 23, 2020. Fall River schools were in-person for several months before going full remote in December due to increasing rates of coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Teachers Are Essential Workers. Should They Be Next for Vaccines?

“I think teachers are tired of not being heard or consulted,” said Whitney Sandoval, a Kansas-based certified orientation and mobility specialist who teaches children with visual impairments.

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Nearly 1 Million Jobs Will Be Lost if Congress Doesn’t Approve More Money for Schools, Report Says

The report says an additional $116.5 billion is needed "for personal protective equipment, health staffing, cleaning support and resources to address students' needs."

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PA Teachers Union: Schools Need to Plan for Remote Learning Just in Case

"Unfortunately, an increasing number of Pennsylvania educators and parents are concerned that reopening schools for in-person instruction poses significant health risks."