Spotlight PA: Delay of tax deadline due to COVID-19 will cause ‘significant disruption’ to Pa.’s budget process

Spotlight PA reports, “The outbreak is expected to deal a serious blow to the state’s bottom line as efforts to slow the spread of the virus shutter wide swaths of the economy, undercutting several sources of tax revenue. Already, Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered a hiring freeze and general purchasing ban for state agencies in an […]

Pennlive: What’s holding up help for American families during the coronavirus crisis? | Opinion, By Dave Fillman

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 […]

COMMENTARY: The Coronavirus Stimulus Must Prioritize Workers Over Wall Street

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? […]

Governor Wolf’s Renewed Push to Increase Workers’ Income Welcomed by Labor Leaders

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. […]