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Trump tax break isn’t delivering for the struggling places across Pa. that need it most

A tax incentive program hailed by President Trump as a lifeline for struggling urban areas, including hundreds in Pennsylvania, is instead largely benefitting projects in areas that were already experiencing redevelopment.

Philly doesn’t know how much its glitchy payroll system overpaid thousands of workers

Thousands of city employees in Philadelphia have been overpaid because of problems with the new OnePhilly payroll system since it launched earlier this year, and the city is still trying to figure out how much extra cash it paid out.

Philly doesn’t know how much its glitchy payroll system overpaid thousands of workers

Thousands of city employees in Philadelphia have been overpaid because of problems with the new OnePhilly payroll system since it launched earlier this year, and the city is still trying to figure out how much extra cash it paid out.

Anticlimax: Monetate, Pa. retail-software maker that drew $46M from hopeful investors, bought by Texas competitor

Monetate will continue to operate as an independent brand with its staff of 130 headquartered in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Anticlimax: Monetate, Pa. retail-software maker that drew $46M from hopeful investors, bought by Texas competitor

Monetate will continue to operate as an independent brand with its staff of 130 headquartered in the Philadelphia suburbs.

WHYY has not voluntarily recognized a new employee union. Now what?

Here's what usually happens when an employer doesn't voluntarily recognize a union.

WHYY has not voluntarily recognized a new employee union. Now what?

Here's what usually happens when an employer doesn't voluntarily recognize a union.
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La Colombe CEO said businesses should pay $15/hour minimum wage. But he doesn’t.

Some former workers say that Todd Carmichael’s much-publicized 2017 op-ed was misleading and hypocritical.

Is it legal to fire a person for being gay in Pennsylvania? The Supreme Court will decide.

The cases are the first major LGBTQ rights arguments the court will hear since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who sided with liberal justices in ushering in same-sex marriage.

Former president of a teachers’ union local in Philly charged with embezzlement

Federal prosecutors allege that James Young, 65, of Philadelphia, embezzled the funds over three years while leading Local 4973 of the American Federation of Teachers, which services the faculty at Woodhaven Center, a school for children with developmental disabilities.

Tight labor market exacts a price: Pa. casino fined $152,500 for failing to hire enough security

The Mohegan Sun Pocono struggled to retain security officers as two new employers heavily poached the casino’s staff. Mohegan Sun was forced to increase pay.

Walmart is closing a Norristown-area location, affecting 150 employees

Walmart spokesperson declined to share specific details of the closing, except to say that “operating cost was a factor” in the company’s decision.

More than 1,000 office cleaners rally in Center City for fair contract

More than 1,000 Philadelphia office cleaners marched from 18th and Market Streets to Rittenhouse Square to rally for fair contract negotiations. Their current agreement expires Oct. 15 for 3,000 office cleaners in the city.

More Philly unions eye lawsuits over flaws in the city’s OnePhilly payroll system

The legal wranglings mark the latest pushback from city workers in a bid to correct a new system critics say has miscalculated overtime, vacations and shorted paychecks.

With Pentagon dollars, Drexel seeks to revive Philly’s vanished garment business

Drexel aims to create the textiles of the future with embedded sensors that can monitor health signs or do things yet to be imagined.

WeWork’s cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann will step down, company says

Adam Neumann, WeWork's embattled co-founder and CEO, is stepping down. The 40-year-old has been a controversial figure for the company, in part due to proclivities like walking around the office barefoot and making alcohol a big piece of the start-up's culture, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Quotas, temps, knee replacements: Striking GM workers on what it’s like at the warehouse in the Philly suburbs

Nearly 46,000 GM workers, including 90 in Bucks County, are on strike over a contract dispute that touches labor issues that have gripped the entire country: an over-reliance on temp workers, more expensive employer-sponsored healthcare plans, and the offshoring of jobs.

How a 3-person strike in Baltimore is taking Philly workers off the job

This is the first “roving strike” by the Teamsters to come to Philly since the ’70s. Baltimore DHL workers want better healthcare and pension benefits.

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Pa. nurses are fed up with hold times, rude answers, and delays dealing with state licensing board

A review of all licensing boards ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf found that the nursing board’s initial processing time averaged 17 days. But when pressed, acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said she has “no confidence” in that number.

Women pediatricians earn less than men — and they do the laundry, study finds

The women pediatricians overall earned 76% of their male peers’ income, according to the earnings study, worse than the overall workforce average of 81%.

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