Pennlive publishes an op-ed by David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13 and a co-founder of rhe CLEAR Coalition: “At a time like this, legislators should be prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of families and communities, not setting up a corporate slush fund at the behest of big-dollar lobbyists. Specifically, communities need significant […]
As families struggle to make ends meet, workers cope with limited hours or lost jobs, and frontline and emergency management professionals are overtaxed as they fight to keep our communities healthy and safe, the White House and Senate leadership in D.C. are holding up critical aid to workers and our communities. What’s the hold up? […]
“On behalf of the more than 900,000 Pennsylvania workers and their families who we are proud to represent, we write to urge you to move rapidly but thoughtfully to enact the next phase of relief in a way that prioritizes the health, safety and well- being of Pennsylvania families and communities,” CLICK HERE: CLEAR LETTER […]
HARRISBURG (JAN. 28, 2020) – Leaders of the CLEAR Coalition urged lawmakers to embrace Governor Tom Wolf’s initiatives to increase workers’ pay through an increase in the minimum wage and new overtime rules. “Our minimum wage is far below a living wage, and with our neighboring states enacting increases, Pennsylvania’s wage is in the basement. […]
$700 million per year for economic development incentives. x a small reduction of just 5% = $35,000,000 in annual savings.