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North Philly’s Junior Barber Academy teaches kids the basics of barbering and entrepreneurship

P. Michael Boone learned to cut his own hair out of necessity. Now he teaches kids the trade in his North Philly shop. But students also walk away with entrepreneurial skills and big dreams.

Send non-compete agreements back to Middle Ages | Opinion

Noncompete agreements, once restricted to tech workers and high-level executives, have become commonplace among ordinary workers, including security guards, home health aides or hair stylists. If history is any guide, the spread of these contracts could have far-reaching negative implications.

Send non-compete agreements back to Middle Ages | Opinion

Noncompete agreements, once restricted to tech workers and high-level executives, have become commonplace among ordinary workers, including security guards, home health aides or hair stylists. If history is any guide, the spread of these contracts could have far-reaching negative implications.

Philly’s warehouse-building frenzy has begun. But will good jobs come with it?

How competition for warehouse labor has changed the workplace — and how it hasn't.

Philly’s warehouse-building frenzy has begun. But will good jobs come with it?

How competition for warehouse labor has changed the workplace — and how it hasn't.

Why Philadelphia hosted anti-deportation training for Latino workers

A look inside the city's new initiative to empower and educate immigrant workers.

Why Philadelphia hosted anti-deportation training for Latino workers

A look inside the city's new initiative to empower and educate immigrant workers.
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Wharton Online receives B-school continuing ed accreditation

Wharton Online now an accredited continuing education provider.

Pa. unions using new tactics to influence the midterm elections

From teachers to Verizon technicians to hotel workers, local unions says members are more engaged than ever in the political process, and unions are training them to be, too.

City Council votes to move ‘fair workweek’ scheduling bill forward

A City Council committee voted to move forward the worker protection bill, which has been implemented in cities across the country.

Cathy Brady, the force behind the city’s labor monument in Southwest Philly, has died at 62

Brady, a "working class hero," was a towering figure in the Philadelphia labor community.

Philly wants to copy Seattle's law to make hourly workers' schedules easier. How is it working there?

The Inquirer and Daily News, along with WHYY, traveled to Seattle, one of four major cities with a fair-workweek measure.

Seattle's 'fair workweek' law is a part of its anti-poverty efforts. Here's why Philly is taking notes.

Enforcement is key, plus other lessons from Seattle, which enacted a scheduling law more than a year ago.

President Trump deserves credit for American economic boom | Opinion

It's hard to argue with success.

Philly construction workers are helping each other battle addiction: 'I'm just not quiet about being sober anymore.'

A few dozen construction workers in Philadelphia's building trades double as recovery aides on job sites around the city — watching for coworkers who might be showing the signs of a substance use disorder and encouraging them to seek treatment.

Here’s the Uber-like way online retailer RevZilla is handling its seasonal sales spikes

The Navy Yard-based motorcycle gear company launched a new "flex work" program in March.

Workers’ rights more important than ever this election | Opinion

Voters in Pennsylvania have a choice of vision on workers' rights this November.

Why parking-lot attendants across Philadelphia have launched a campaign to unionize

Workers from 10 parking lot operators are marching in Center City to protest low wages. One parking lot operator says it's city taxes that stop it from raising pay.

In solidarity: Why labor unions have embraced immigrant rights

From labor to education to criminal justice, here's a look at how (and why) social justice groups are working in tandem to fight for issues they believe in.

Fair Workweek first step in better working conditions for Philadelphians | Opinion

This Labor Day we must build a renewed sense of worker power through new forms of organizing and new policy solutions.

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