Stories tagged: "workers rights"


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.

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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.

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Trump Is Forcing Meat Plants to Stay Open Despite Virus Outbreaks. One PA Worker Has Already Died.

One Montgomery County worker, Enock Benjamin, a 70-year-old Haitian immigrant, has already died from respiratory failure brought on by the coronavirus.

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Philadelphia Becomes Second US City to Give Domestic Workers Rights

“Other people’s homes are their workplaces and we need to lay out what the responsibilities are of the workers and of the employers so that work can be respected.”