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States seek to let teens as young as 14 serve booze in restaurants

BY: - August 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — As a former bartender and current tipped worker, Trupti Patel knows that customers tend to get grabby when there is alcohol involved. After working in the food service industry for more than a decade, she is accustomed to dealing with drunk customers who get out of hand, especially if they become belligerent or […]

Teamsters-UPS reach ‘game-changing’ labor deal to avert strike

BY: - July 25, 2023

UPS and its workers, represented by the Teamsters, reached a tentative deal on Tuesday to prevent an Aug. 1 strike of 340,000 union members at the package carrier. A work stoppage could have cost the U.S. economy billions by disrupting supply chains and upending distribution to both large and small businesses, hospitals and homes. Representatives […]

Josh Shapiro with health care and service industry workers outside the Smithfield United Church of Christ in Downtown Pittsburgh on Mon., Sept. 19, 2022. CP Photo: Jamie Wiggan

Right-to-unionize amendment clears Pa. House committee

BY: - May 1, 2023

A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would guarantee the right of workers to form unions moved toward a vote in the state House on Monday. The House Labor and Industry Committee reported out the proposal introduced by Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, and Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, with a 12-9 vote.  Republicans, who questioned the […]

House Dems, labor leaders meet in Allegheny Co. | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 4, 2023

Labor leaders told the lawmakers that despite widespread public support for labor unions, they are concerned about declining union membership numbers and how it will impact income inequality in Pennsylvania and beyond. 

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Workers with SEIU Local 105 rally in support of a federal minimum wage hike outside Colorado Sen. John Hickenlooper’s Denver office on March 2, 2021. (Chase Woodruff/Colorado Newsline)

America is in the middle of a labor mobilization moment

BY: - September 8, 2022

Self-organizers at Starbucks, Amazon, Trader Joe’s and Chipotle are behind the union drive.

Happy Labor Day, Pa. Here are five things to know about the holiday | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 5, 2022

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Labor Day in Pennsylvania and nationwide. It’s a time to gather with family and friends to mark the end of summer, to honor and celebrate the contributions of the America worker and labor movement, and … because ‘Murica … a time for markdowns and sales. But who created the holiday? […]

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This Labor Day we celebrate workers and their wins | Opinion

BY: - September 5, 2022

Labor Day has become a celebration of a long weekend and some great sales. But what about the essential service workers who don’t get off for the long weekend?

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This time the union comeback really could be just around the corner | Opinion

BY: - September 3, 2022

An organizing wave in giant corporations and local industries could unite and lift wages for workers of every race and gender.

‘We need to work together’: Lawmakers, labor leaders call for unity ahead of Labor Day

BY: - August 31, 2022

'This Labor Day, we have so much to celebrate, and yet, we still have so much work to do,' Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said.

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The new labor movement might save America. This is why | Opinion

BY: - August 29, 2022

Unions promise a better life for workers, but in today’s climate they just might save our country, too.

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Whether at factories, shops, or campuses, labor is on the move this holiday season | Opinion

BY: - December 23, 2021

Most labor analysts point to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions were laid off suddenly. Essential workers, ranging from nurses to child care workers to grocery stock clerks, stayed on the job despite hazardous conditions. Family life was negatively impacted by school closings and remote work, garnering greater media attention. Gaping holes in the U.S. social safety net were uncovered.

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Why unions need the Affordable Care Act | Opinion

BY: - November 15, 2020

Unions cannot stand idly by and watch as others try to rip health insurance away from our members and the people and communities they serve.