Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philly Inquirer

Juliana Feliciano Reyes

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Juliana:

’We just want to be appreciated’: 100 Black women vote to unionize at Warminster rehab center

The workers, who provide care to patients with traumatic brain injuries, voted to unionize with AFSCME District 1199c. It was the health care union’s first election during the pandemic. → Read More

‘Good jobs’ in exchange for lower taxes is Philly City Council’s plan to soothe parking industry

It’s the rare plan that could appeal to both labor and employers. → Read More

Philly’s police union spent decades amassing power. Reforms could cut its clout.

FOP president John McNesby said he's open to possible police reforms, but he won't allow changes "to get shoved down our throat." → Read More

Peaceful protests continue in Philly as demonstrators demand an end to police funding

in Lower Merion, two 7-year-old boys who just finished first grade organized a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement → Read More

Peaceful protests continue in Philly as demonstrators demand an end to police funding

in Lower Merion, two 7-year-old boys who just finished first grade organized a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement → Read More

Workers aren’t calling out unsafe coronavirus conditions for fear of losing their job. A Philly bill could help.

The bill tackles an especially urgent issue, advocates say, with more people returning to work as Philadelphia allows businesses to re-open and fears of a second wave of infections mount. → Read More

'Black lives matter at work’: City sanitation workers rally for safer conditions on the job

The rally calls attention to the fact that workers’ rights — especially black workers’ rights — are part of the current movement against anti-blackness. → Read More

Peaceful, smaller protests take place across the region on Sunday; Rizzo mural is gone from the Italian Market

COVID-19, the pandemic's impact on the incarcerated, and unequal access to health care joined police brutality and racism as causes propelling protesters to take to the streets for a ninth straight day. → Read More

Philly plans to increase police funding while cutting city services. Critics say that’s a mistake

About one-quarter of the city's nearly $5 billion budget is allocated toward criminal justice programs such as police and prisons. → Read More

City workers facing layoffs say Philadelphia should tax the rich. Is that possible?

Hundreds of workers stand to get laid off in Mayor Kenney's proposed budget. Some are calling for the city to, among other things, reinstitute a tax on the wealthy known as the "Personal Property Tax." → Read More

Should Philadelphia create a Department of Labor? Voters will decide in spring ballot question.

Most other big U.S. cities already have permanent offices that enforce local labor laws. → Read More

'We can only do so much’? Here’s what experts say Pa., Philly can do to protect workers during the coronavirus

A new report suggests that cities and states could file public nuisance lawsuits and take other measures to pressure employers to keep workers safe on the job — a pressing need as the economy slowly reopens despite the still-present threat of infection. → Read More

How workers at this South Philly nursing home managed to get raises and hazard pay

The new contract demonstrates the power of an essential worker strike threat during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

I lost health insurance when I got laid off during coronavirus. How can I get coverage?

You have health insurance options to get covered — but you should move quickly. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Philly’s essential workers are risking their lives for low pay: ‘I can’t not go to work'

Many of Philadelphia's essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic are women and people of color earning low pay. And many say they don’t feel protected or appreciated. → Read More

Councilmember Kendra Brooks wants more paid sick days for Philly gig workers during coronavirus

The legislation seeks to fill the large gaps left by the federal government’s emergency paid sick leave bill. More than 75% of American workers are employed by companies that qualify for exemptions to the federal bill. → Read More

Union elections have been stalled during coronavirus. A Pa. congressman wants to change that.

The National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces labor laws, postponed all union elections because officials it didn’t believe the votes, which are typically conducted in person, could be carried out safely. → Read More

Delaware’s top labor leader apologizes for anti-Asian coronavirus posts

A Delaware labor leader who made anti-Asian coronavirus social media posts has apologized for his “hurtful and offensive” posts. → Read More

Philly unions are calling for a citywide essential worker bill of rights during the coronavirus pandemic

Officials representing more than 30 union locals and worker groups called for Mayor Jim Kenney to make testing available for all essential workers and to prevent employers from firing employees who stay home if they feel sick. → Read More

Workers at 180-bed South Philly nursing home ravaged by coronavirus have voted to strike

The workers — a group of direct-care and service workers represented by District 1199c — say they’ve watched, horrified, as the nursing home has let health and safety fall to the wayside as the coronavirus spreads through the 180-bed facility. → Read More