Stories tagged: "workers rights"


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.

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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.

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.

President Joe Biden addresses the AFL-CIO convention, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In Philadelphia Speech, Biden Blasts MAGA Republicans’ Efforts to Gut the Middle Class

Speaking before the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday, Biden warned of what Republican control could mean for an economy built on the backs of unions and the working class.

FILE — Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Workers at a Seattle Starbucks store in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood are set to vote on unionization on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the latest push by workers at the coffee giant to form collective bargaining units. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
Pittsburgh Starbucks Becomes the First in Pennsylvania to Unionize

Pittsburgh joins the growing list of cities where Starbucks workers have voted to unionize, and more Steel City locations could soon follow suit.