From state budget fights to outdated eligibility limits for assistance programs, this list breaks down the barriers to the social safety net.August 5, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/five-threats-to-the-livelihoods-of-low-wage-workers-in-pennsylvania/
Low-Wage Living: Pennsylvania’s minimum wage isn’t rising. What that means for Pittsburgh’s restaurant workers.
We set out to hear the realities and perceptions of people working in low-wage industries in the Pittsburgh region. Here’s what we learned.July 1, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-pennsylvanias-minimum-wage-isnt-rising-what-that-means-for-pittsburghs-restaurant-workers/
Aging workers make up a small portion of the national workforce, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers 65 and older are projected to be the fastest growing group from 2016 to 2026.June 25, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-as-workers-age-health-savings-and-fear-of-being-overlooked-become-top-issues/
We set out to hear the realities and perceptions of people working in low-wage industries in the Pittsburgh region. Here’s what we learned.June 20, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-shaylas-leap-of-faith-leads-to-a-raise-and-a-union-job/
To show the trends impacting low-wage workers, we’ve assembled data from government agencies and academic sources tracking measures like unemployment, union membership and racial inequality. Because of geographic limitations in some data sets, the graphs below display a mix of information from the nation, state, Allegheny County, City of PittsburMay 27, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-an-illustrated-look-at-data-on-labor-and-poverty-in-pittsburgh-and-beyond/
Joey D’Auria is Deaf. He believes the related societal barriers have stalled his professional life.May 25, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-joey-a-deaf-man-struggles-to-advance-in-the-workforce/
In the past six years, KeAnna experienced the deaths of two partners — both heart attacks. She lost housing and couldn’t keep her job in child care while also making sure her own children were cared for. She recently found a job in home health care that pays roughly $7.50 an hour. This is low-wage living.May 24, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/low-wage-living-keanna-weathers-loss-and-instability-with-three-children-by-her-side/