A report from Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice titled “Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania’s Workers and Economy.” details rampant wage theft in Pennsylvania and decsribes how it affects workers, businesses, and the public. The report estimates that employers steal $19 million to $32 million from...
In Philadelphia, union workers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center are becoming scapegoats as large global companies mark up labor costs using what they call a “standard industry practice.” Philly.com reports that union riggers setting up last week’s National Homeland Security Conference earned $152.25 a piece when in reality they...
The Bristol Township School District in northeast Philadelphia has solicited a month-long study about the effects of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) as they enter the planning stages of a $152 million new schools and renovations project. The school district has hired...
The infuriating story of the Philadelphia building collapse that union officials say could have been prevented got more infuriating yesterday when it came to light that the low-road contractor hired to do the demolition did not even have city wage tax accounts: The two demolition contractors involved in a fatal building collapse did not have...