Pennsylvania (PA)

FREE salary negotiation workshops for women offered by the Commission + American Association of University Women [#SalaryNegotiation #EqualPayForWomen #Harrisburg, Pennsylvania]

In 2019, women in Pennsylvania are earning 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women wants to change that.

This fall, the Commission, a state-run volunteer organization that advises Governor Tom Wolf on matters important to women, will host a series of salary negotiation workshops for women.

The workshops will be offered for FREE through a partnership with the American Association of University Women, a national advocacy organization that promotes gender equality.

These educational workshops will be held at locations in Harrisburg, York, Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, beginning on Sept. 24, 2019 at Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“…There are far too many employers who refuse to even acknowledge the gender pay gap, much less work to eliminate it. Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I commend the Commission for Women for providing this tangible service to professional women throughout the commonwealth as we work in Harrisburg to find sustainable solutions.”
– Governor Tom Wolf

According to Randi Teplitz, chair of the commission, equal pay for women benefits all Pennsylvanians, regardless of gender, by making a financial impact on families, communities and the broader economy.

“These workshops will give women the essential tools they need to empower themselves in the workplace, especially as they advocate for promotions, pay raises and better benefits.”
– Randi Teplitz

More information on the workshops can be found here:

State to offer FREE salary negotiation workshops for women
Lehigh Valley Business

Ben’s Campaign – Lock it Up: Lower Southampton Township Police Department offers FREE cable-style gun locks at Fstrvl Trvose, Pennsylvania [#LockItUp #LowerSouthamptonTownshipPolice #AllThingsFREE]

To help prevent gun violence, the Lower Southampton Township Police Department is offering FREE cable locks to residents.

The gun locks are available at the station, 1500 Desire Ave., Fstrvl Trvose, Pennsylvania from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The keyed cable locks temporarily disable the loading mechanism of firearms when used properly.

To make arrangements with Lower Southampton police, call 215-357-1235.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s office in 2017 started a program called “Ben’s Campaign — Lock it Up” named in honor of Benjamin Austin Smith, a toddler who accidentally shot and killed himself inside his Milford home in 2016 after getting his hands on his father’s unsecured gun.

Through the initiative, the sheriff’s office and local police departments offer residents the FREE cable-style gun locks and safety information geared toward children.

Lower Southampton police offering FREE gun locks
The Intelligencer

Pharmacists at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are offering FREE health screenings at 25 locations on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in an effort to help you live healthier lifestyles.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can receive FREE blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings with no appointment necessary.

In addition to screenings, pharmacists will be sharing tips on how to have a healthy summer such as how to take care of your skin in the sun, sunscreen recommendations, the importance of hydration and how to build a first aid kit.

The FREE health screenings are available at the following GIANT pharmacies in Pennsylvania:

3015 West Emmaus Ave., Allentown

50 Briar Creek Plaza, Berwick

4930 Edgemont Ave., Brookhaven

216 E. Fairmont St., Coopersburg

202 Chestnut St., Coplay

301 Town Center Blvd., Easton

4510 Marketplace Way, Enola

1874 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown

1540 Cowpath Road, Hatfield

116 West Township Line Road, Havertown

4001 New Falls Road, Levittown

1008 Lititz Pike, Lititz

450 East Main St., Middletown

130 Old York Road, New Cumberland

1153 N. 5th St., Perkasie

700 Nutt Road, Phoenixville

3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

1375 Boot Road, West Chester

1255 Carlisle Road, York

In addition, the following MARTIN’S pharmacies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia are offering the FREE screenings:

1000 Logan Blvd., Altoona, Pa.

190 Flowing Spring Road, Charles Town, W. Va.

15371 Montanus Drive, Culpeper, Va.

739 Park St., Cumberland, Md.

409 South St., Front Royal, Va.

400 Gateway Dr., Winchester, Va.

Giant to offer FREE health screenings for customers
WHP Harrisburg