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Paul Kurtz
May 01, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rallies and celebrations were held throughout the world Wednesday to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day, and marches in Philly gave a voice to the unemployed, the underemployed and the exploited. "I have to work two jobs and don't have time to get...
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Amazon wants to turn its famous two-day delivery into just one-day on most Prime orders. But can warehouse workers handle it?
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images via CNN
April 28, 2019 - 10:24 am
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Amazon wants to turn its famous two-day delivery into just one-day on most Prime orders. But can warehouse workers handle it? The company's plan to spend $800 million this spring to speed up deliveries for Prime members has sparked a tense back-and-forth...
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The newest worker at Giant Food Stores in the area is a robot.
Ian Bush/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
March 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He puts in 12-hour work days without even taking a paycheck, and the only breaks he takes are to juice up. What's this employee's secret? He's a robot. The newest worker at Giant Food Stores in the area is Marty, a 6-foot-2-inch grey robot with light blue...
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In this April 21, 2018 photo provided by Rachel Wasser, Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver, Wash.
Rachel Wasser via AP
March 01, 2019 - 1:55 pm
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press After more than a week of backlash, Walmart is pledging to make "every effort" to find other roles for disabled workers who'd accused the retailer of targeting them as it prepares to eliminate the "people greeter" job at 1,000 stores. Greg Foran, president and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Bangladeshi garment workers vandalize a vehicle during a protest in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 10:29 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 5,000 Bangladesh workers who demanded higher wages have been fired by factory owners, and hundreds face police charges in the world's second-largest garment export industry after China, an activist said Thursday. Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker...
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Willow Grove Fire Company.
Courtesy of Rich Drennen
Andrew Kramer
January 24, 2019 - 9:25 pm
WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The government shutdown has been tough on many, especially workers who haven't received a paycheck in awhile. That includes those who serve in the U.S. Coast Guard. Now, a volunteer fire company in Montgomery County is stepping in, hoping to help. Willow Grove...
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N.J. state capitol
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David Madden
January 24, 2019 - 4:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s bid for a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2024 has cleared an assembly committee on a largely partisan vote with Democrats in favor and Republicans against it. Some three dozen people on both sides of the question made impassioned pleas to the Assembly Labor...
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Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown.  But a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown, but a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets. Most people unload luggage at the airport departures lane, but Bill Smith and a...
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The emergency meal preparation day will take place at the Jewish Family and Children's Service's Bala Cynwyd location at 345 Montgomery Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Courtesy of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia.
Antionette Lee
January 22, 2019 - 5:55 pm
BALA CYNWYD (KYW Newsradio) — A local agency is hoping to do a good deed to help furloughed government workers who are preparing to miss their second missed paycheck. But, they need help from the public. The emergency meal preparation day will take place at the Jewish Family and Children's Service'...
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Errol Ray outside spraying paint in Center City on a frigid Monday afternoon.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
January 21, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday was the perfect day to stay indoors if you had that option. But some workers in Philadelphia didn't have that choice as their jobs require them to be outside. "Well, I got to find these underground utility lines because there's going to be construction on this...
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