From NBC10/Telemundo62: The fair workweek ordinance would require a reasonable notice of schedules, at least 11 hours rest time between shifts, opportunities to work additional hours and provide for enforcement and penalties if an employer does not comply. (Read more.)
State Rep. Doyle Heffley says House Bill 2429 is not a payday lending bill – if it were, it would be at least the sixth time in as many years that usury groups had lobbied to erode Pennsylvania’s protections against predatory loans. From: City & State PA (Read more.)
From Billy Penn: The Women’s Community Revitalization Project offers 282 units and a slew of community services.
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Career Day was designed to reach the young people at three pivotal periods: students finishing seventh grade, who will be applying to high schools in the fall; high school juniors, who will be applying to colleges; and high school seniors entering the workforce who will be looking for jobs. From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook (Read more.)
While the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to an 18-year low, life remains difficult for the roughly 44,000 Philadelphians without jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May jobs report, the U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at 3.8 percent, or about 6.1 million Americans. In Philadelphia, the unemployment rate has also been declining, but it remains higher than the national rate at 5.3 percent. From: WHYY (Read more.)
Tanya Wallace – Gobern, the Executive Director of The National Black Workers Center Project talks about the challenges facing Black workers at the intersection of racism and a deterioration in labor rights. (Read more.)
Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym talks to the Wake Up With WURD team about her Fair Work Week legislation and how it could impact the lives of Philadelphians who live with great economic instability. (Read more.)