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Pa. drops controversial pro-union language in Medicaid contracts

More than 3.5 million Pennsylvanians are enrolled in the Medicaid program, commonly known as Medical Assistance.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA

Workers are fed up, and that’s a good sign for unions, national labor leader says in Pittsburgh

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said record number of Americans are quitting their jobs because they are fed up.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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Labor PACs stay quiet on campaign donations to western Pa. lawmakers following insurrection

While corporate political action committees (PACs) may have disavowed Republican actions, union-affiliated PACs that have backed U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly are largely keeping quiet.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Senate mulls paid leave, labor groups applaud, free market interests balk

The proposal would require Pennsylvanians to pay part of their checks into an emergency fund, from which any eligible worker would be able to draw benefits.

By Katie Meyer

Wolf says he anticipates bipartisanship on workforce-strengthening plan

However, the governor says he’s much less sure about his longtime push to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
By Katie Meyer

New overtime rules should help 60k workers in Pennsylvania

The rule taking effect Wednesday guarantees time-and-a-half pay to nearly all hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week and salaried workers making less than about $35,500 per year.

By The Associated Press

PA AG says Trump’s tipped wage proposal could take money from workers

The proposed Department of Labor rule notes that it could allow employers to save some money by letting tipped and non-tipped workers pool their pay.
By Katie Meyer