The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many examples of workers and labor unions across Pennsylvania fighting for the working class and safety of all of us. In contrast, The Commonwealth Foundation is using the pandemic to do what they’ve always done...More
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across Pennsylvania and the United States, a host of new proposals regarding paid sick leave, eliminating healthcare costs, and labor protections for workers have become the topic of debate as elected officials...More
The Commonwealth Foundation is a front group. More accurately, it consists of a series of front groups, PACs, and an LLC that allows them to profit off of Pennsylvania public school children. To underscore how much of a front group they are, last...More
It was no surprise Donald Trump singled out Governor Tom Wolf and his veto of a tax handout to corporations by way of privatization schemes for Pennsylvania public schools. The bill in reference was a pet project of the Commonwealth Foundation and...More
Whenever good government movements grab a foothold inside the state capitol and Pennsylvania politics, the Commonwealth Foundation is always ready to co-opt these campaigns for positive press. Once it becomes at a crossroads with the organization’s...More
“They’re Just Playing With Billionaires’ Money:” Anti-Worker Lawsuits From The Fairness Center, Liberty Justice Center Fail Nationwide
As has been well documented, Pennsylvania has become ground zero for a rise in anti-union lawsuits from The Fairness Center and the Liberty Justice Center attempting to exploit the Janus V. AFSCME decision. Using scam tactics like sending phishing...More
Bad at union-busting, worse at Twitter For Immediate Release: January 28, 2020 Pennsylvania Spotlight Executive Director Eric Rosso released the following statement on today’s announcement from the Freedom Foundation regarding their expansion into...More
Last week, Americans for Prosperity, a Koch funded astroturfed organization with close ties to the Commonwealth Foundation, took the time to host a press conference and release their mid-session scorecard. The purpose was to hand out “recognition...More
In a desperate attempt to change the political narrative, failed State Senate candidate and current CEO of the Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Matt Brouillette authored an editorial in The Hill. Brouillette posited, while failing to...More
Labor unions and candidates fighting for workers won impressive victories all across Pennsylvania in last week’s election. As speculation and individuals have started to lay their claim on what it means, it’s possible to have missed another recent...More
“Who’s funding Greg and who’s funding Commonwealth?” stated State Representative Daryl Metcalfe in disbelief to members of the Commonwealth Foundation and other right-wing front groups. He made the comments walking away from a hearing that took...More
It’s not news that the Liberty Justice Center is lying to union members. The organization most known for bankrolling Mark Janus’ lawsuit against AFSCME and then subsequently hiring Mr. Janus as a professional union buster is well known for...More
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"Despite being one of the largest job sectors in PA, nurses still struggle to get their legislative priorities through Harrisburg or to receive the widespread backing that normally follows workers of some of the biggest & richest enterprises in the state.”
How Pennsylvania health-care workers and nurses are trying, but still struggling, to build their political power
Since the outbreak of coronavirus, a consensus has emerged that nurses, hospital employees, and health-care workers are the frontline workers of this ...
Daily News | Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for Covid-19. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.
Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for COVID-19. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.
Four such plants have closed due to the virus.
#HealthcareHeroes at Slate Belt Health and Rehab “Where is our funding for our PPE?” #GetMePPE
Today #HealthcareHeroes at Vitalant demanded the federal government #GetMePPE. Healthcare workers are putting our lives on the line to help others in this crisis, but we don’t even have enough equipment like masks to protect ourselves & our patients.
Our Labor Council has partnered with @PghFoodBank, the @penguins & @PghPolice to hold an EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
FRIDAY, from 10am-1pm, at @PPGPaintsArena parking lot.
Organized labor will always step up to help our members & our communities.
Solidarity with fellow workers is the only way forward. #1u #UnionStrong
Health Care Workers Need You to Be our Heroes. Here’s How.
Yes, health care workers have a sense of duty. And yes, us doctors are driven by the Hippocratic oath. But none of us want to be martyrs. When we spea...