U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

Why Mayor Kenney could threaten to pull a water bill discount for Philly’s ‘eds and meds’

The mayor is taking a surprisingly aggressive stance in getting the likes of Penn and Temple to follow a city wage law for 1,400 security guards.

Why Mayor Kenney could threaten to pull a water bill discount for Philly’s ‘eds and meds’

The mayor is taking a surprisingly aggressive stance in getting the likes of Penn and Temple to follow a city wage law for 1,400 security guards.

Philadelphia’s public defenders decide to unionize

The attorneys represent roughly 70 percent of all Philadelphians arrested for criminal charges or probation violations.

Philadelphia’s public defenders decide to unionize

The attorneys represent roughly 70 percent of all Philadelphians arrested for criminal charges or probation violations.
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Carpentry foreman wins $10M settlement of lawsuit over injuries at Old City construction site

Michael Little, 43, of Northeast Philadelphia, was forced to retire after he slipped and fell in 2016 on an ice-covered hallway at the One Water Street building then under construction on Columbus Boulevard. He has had five surgical procedures on his right ankle and leg.

These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks in a fledgling worker movement

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Packaging plant just outside Philly to shut, 80 jobs lost

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Temple faculty and administration reach tentative contract agreement

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39 arrested at PHL in nationwide airline catering worker protest against American Airlines

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New Pa. law requiring immigration checks on construction workers shows labor’s identity crisis

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U.S. slaps duties on Chinese, German beer kegs, boosting American Keg of Pottstown

American Keg's CEO said he plans to boost keg-manufacturing capacity.

Carpenters union subpoenaed in N.J. federal grand jury probe

“We do not know the reason for the subpoenas, but we intend to fully cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” reads an internal memo, on president Douglas McCarron’s letterhead.

Why Medicare for All is dividing labor unions, a key Democratic constituency

The issue is cleaving the Democratic presidential primary more than any other, serving as a de facto demarcation line between a liberal wing pushing for bold structural change and more moderate voices urging pragmatic incremental change. Labor unions are caught in the middle.

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WHYY union: Workers at Philly’s public radio station are voting today

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