Who are you to judge me? Lawyers and legal novices compete for the same magistrate court seats in Pennsylvania

Joe Palahunik and Bruce Boni both graduated from Sto-Rox High School in McKees Rocks in 1983. Palahunik went on to study marketing at Slippery Rock University and form his own company, Joe’s Pros, headquartered in his hometown. It makes customized T-shirts and branded corporate giveaways, like towels, cups and calendars. One of his specialties is Little League uniforms, and Palahunik, a father of four, has coached for years. Boni went on to Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in psychology, and then to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Pittsburgh has a wage gap. But what does that really mean?

Men employed by the City of Pittsburgh, on average, earn more money than women. Similarly, white people employed by the city, on average, earn more than people of color. This is what’s known as a wage gap. And among public employees in Pittsburgh, it is real. PublicSource requested data from the city detailing salaries, bonuses and overtime pay for public workers who were employed in 2016.