Income Inequality

STATEMENT: On PA House Labor and Industry Committee Hearing On Expanded Overtime Pay for Middle-Income Salaried Workers

Date of Press Release: 
September 4, 2018

HARRISBURG — Keystone Research Center Executive Director Stephen Herzenberg made the following statement regarding tomorrow's state House Labor & Industry Committee hearing on proposed rule changes to restore guaranteed overtime pay for Pennsylvania salaried employees earning between about $24,000 and $48,000 when they work more than 40 hours in a week:

State of Working PA: Despite a Growing Economy, Everyday Workers' Wages Remain Stagnant

Wages over the past decade have fallen for most of the bottom 60 percent of Pennsylvania workers.

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HARRISBURG, PA – Ahead of Labor Day weekend, the Keystone Research Center today released the 23rd edition of its report The State of Working Pennsylvania. The report finds that, after adjusting for inflation the bottom 60% of Pennsylvania workers are still earning less today than a decade ago.

State of Working Pennsylvania 2018

Authors: 
Mark Price
Authors: 
Stephen Herzenberg
Publication Date: 
August 30, 2018

Income Inequality in Pennsylvania Skyrocketing

Since 1973, the top 1 percent in Pennsylvania have captured 45.7 percent of overall income growth: As of 2015, Pennsylvania is the 14th most unequal in the nation
Date of Press Release: 
July 19, 2018

Keystone Research and PA Budget and Policy Center Release “PA Promise” Plan to Make College Affordable and Boost PA Economy, Including in Rural Regions

Minimum wage to rise by the end of 2018 in 19 states; Data Suggest Pennsylvania should join them

Minimum wage to rise by the end of 2018 in 19 states; Data Suggest Pennsylvania should join them Workers in Pennsylvania lost ground relative to those in neighboring states where minimum wages are higher and employment growth in low-wage sectors like food services has been stronger
Date of Press Release: 
January 2, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2018

CONTACT:
John Neurohr, 724-903-0077, neurohr@pennbpc.org

Read the full report at: https://www.keystoneresearch.org/publications/research/minwagerep2018

The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage 2018

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
January 2, 2018

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  • The State of Working Pennsylvania 2017

    Authors: 
    Mark Price
    Authors: 
    Stephen Herzenberg
    Publication Date: 
    August 31, 2017

    STATEMENT: KRC On Gov. Wolf's Budget Address

    Date of Press Release: 
    February 7, 2017

    HARRISBURG – Following Governor Wolf's budget address, Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement:

    “Governor Wolf hit a home run today by refocusing discussion around what Pennsylvanians WANT from their state government.

    Income Inequality in Pennsylvania Yawns Wider

    PA Lawmakers Should Act Now to Lift Middle-Class Income Before and After Taxes
    Date of Press Release: 
    December 15, 2016