April 26, 2018

Collaborative reporting on economic justice

Fixing the Shift

February 13, 2018

A grass roots group fighting for a fairer work week arrives in Philly today. Will it make getting ahead easier for those who need it? […]

Kenney’s ambitious workforce plan to tackle blue-collar skills gap

February 6, 2018

As cities across the country show off how attractive they are to millennials in a mad dash to lure Amazon’s second headquarters, Mayor Kenney took a pause from the high-tech fanfare to announce to the city’s business community an ambitious strategy to train and connect Philadelphians to blue-collar jobs. […]

First Step Staffing comes to Philadelphia to employ homeless

January 12, 2018

In an unusual deal, First Step Staffing, a nonprofit staffing company from Atlanta, has purchased the Philadelphia operations of the for-profit On Time Staffing with the goal of using the staffing firm to employ homeless individuals and people recently released from prison. […]

GOP rhetoric shows just how much we disdain the poor

December 7, 2017

Defending Congress’ plan to eliminate the estate tax the other day, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) declared that getting rid of it recognizes those who invest their money “as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze, or women, or movies.” […]