Stories tagged: "Workforce"


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.

Looking down Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley Township, with a line of utility poles running along farm fields near Fisher's Produce in July 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
PA Senate Passes Bill to Create Statewide Grant Program for Rural Coworking Centers

Legislation creating a statewide grant program to improve broadband services in rural areas of Pennsylvania to support the online workforce unanimously passes the Senate.

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.