Stories tagged: "workers rights"


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.

Sara Kennely, cleans one of the dining tables at Max's Allegheny Tavern, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The restaurant taped over the surfaces of some tables to restrict seating to maintain social distancing when patrons are permitted to dine inside when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania Tipped Workers to Reap the Benefits of New Regulations

A state regulatory commission approved a request from the Wolf Administration to raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at a press conference, which outlined his plan to help workers and tell the legislature its time to finally pass legislation that support fair wages, paid sick leave, safe worker places and quality jobs, in Scranton on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (PA Cast)
‘It’s Gonna Be Bad for All of Us,’ Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Raise Wages and Improve Conditions for Workers

The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.

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A New Labor Department Proposal Could End Up Stripping Some Workers of Their Rights

The Trump administration proposed a new rule this week that could make it more difficult for some workers to be classified as employees.

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This Group Thinks All Pennsylvanians Deserve $15 Wage, Paid Leave, and Eviction Protections

The agenda, which includes a higher minimum wage and paid leave, has been endorsed by 52 incumbent Democrats in the General Assembly. Not a single Republican has gotten on board.

In this photo from May 13, 2020, bags of garbage sit along the street before being picked up in Philadelphia's Ogontz section. Households are generating more trash as people stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The city's 311 complaint line has received 9,753 calls about trash and recycling as of July 29 compared to 1,873 in February. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philly’s Trash Problem Is Getting Out of Hand, Residents Say

Faced with social distancing restrictions, residents are staying home and generating more trash than ever before—about a 30% increase in residential trash collections, said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.

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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.