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As Uber and Lyft drivers strike across the globe, Philly drivers join the protest

The rally, to protest pay cuts and working conditions, was unconventional: unpolished, racially and ethnically diverse, and completely organized and led by the workers themselves.

As Uber and Lyft drivers strike across the globe, Philly drivers join the protest

The rally, to protest pay cuts and working conditions, was unconventional: unpolished, racially and ethnically diverse, and completely organized and led by the workers themselves.

Why some in City Council are trying to regulate the parking industry

Driven by union 32BJ SEIU's campaign to unionize parking lot attendants and valets, Councilmember Cherelle Parker is trying to pass laws that will protect these workers, most them poor and black.

Why some in City Council are trying to regulate the parking industry

Driven by union 32BJ SEIU's campaign to unionize parking lot attendants and valets, Councilmember Cherelle Parker is trying to pass laws that will protect these workers, most them poor and black.

City Council and mayoral candidates: How will you address economic mobility in our city? | Opinion

How do candidates plan to combat our city’s epidemic of economic insecurity and lack of economic mobility? The Resolve Reporting Collaborative is trying to find out.

City Council and mayoral candidates: How will you address economic mobility in our city? | Opinion

How do candidates plan to combat our city’s epidemic of economic insecurity and lack of economic mobility? The Resolve Reporting Collaborative is trying to find out.
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Now in high school, Philly girls revisit earlier kindness, donating tampons, other items

Drawing inspiration from a friend who took her own life, students overcame obstacles to help others.

7 groups chased Council members around City Hall to make a plea for more labor enforcement funding

Advocates have come together to push for more funding for the city's tiny and, so far, largely ineffective labor enforcement office.

Will the next big worker protection bill — against unfair firing — pass in Philly?

As parking lot workers continue to raise awareness about their bid to unionize with SEIU 32BJ, Councilmember Cherelle Parker has introduced a “just-cause” bill modeled after a bill being considered in New York for fast-food workers.

Mail for the homeless: A local lifeline for people off the grid

Since 2010, Broad Street Ministry has served as a post office for people experiencing homelessness.

Rising hunger among the elderly could mean higher rates of malnutrition

Malnutrition is brought on by several causes, but poverty remains a primary reason, experts say.

How Philly’s office to protect workers is changing after a sputtering start

The city office in charge of enforcing paid sick leave and wage theft has received only 67 complaints in the last three years.

Low-income immigrant moms aren't enrolling in WIC services out of deportation fears, administrators say

Proposed changes in immigration rules by the Trump administration are “creating all kinds of fear that immigrants are being targeted.”

Philadelphia to launch low-interest loan program that will help residents fix aging homes

The program will offer Philadelphia residents with credit scores as low as 580 the ability to borrow as much as $24,999 at a fixed interest rate of 3 percent.

Philabundance announces ambitious program to give people more than food

“Traditional food banking alone won’t solve the hunger crisis in our area,” said Glenn Bergman, executive director of Philabundance.

From panhandling to a paycheck: How day labor can provide opportunity to Philly’s homeless

Starting April 1, Philadelphia will get its own day-work program, with a few unique twists.

Millennials fuel strongest growth in Center City housing production since 2002, report says

As millennials poured into the Center City area in 2018, they created a record demand for housing.

Educating homeless parents on the importance of early childhood education

The idea is to get young children who are living in shelters into early childhood education programs such as Early Head Start.

A digital effort to fight hunger in Montgomery County

A low-income twist on online grocery ordering is feeding elders.