Posts by Amy Traub

When it comes to jobs, the fast food industry represents the worst of our economy: paying poverty wages; offering irregular, part-time hours; and providing few benefits. Wage theft and workplace...
February 14, 2017 | Amy Traub
Donald Trump — who founded his campaign on an appeal to white racial anxiety and began his presidency with an immigration policy that discriminates on the basis of national origin — is unlikely...
February 8, 2017 | Amy Traub
“I was the victim of wage theft, exploitation, and of a stolen paycheck. I was never paid for time I regularly worked before clocking in. Every time I spoke up about the problem I was retaliated...
January 13, 2017 | Amy Traub
This week expectant parents working in Washington DC have an extra reason to celebrate: on Tuesday, the City Council passed legislation  guaranteeing eight weeks of paid time for working parents...
December 22, 2016 | Amy Traub
If you’re feeling underpaid and overworked, you probably are: wages for typical U.S. workers still haven’t recovered from the Great Recession, even as working Americans continue to put in long hours...
May 18, 2016 | Amy Traub
He may have less than a year left in his administration and be faced with a Congress so implacable that even a Supreme Court nominee lauded by former Bush Administration officials can’t get a hearing...
April 7, 2016 | Amy Traub
Under New York’s proposed paid family leave law, businesses won’t pay anything for the new family leave benefit. The program would be funded entirely by a small payroll deduction from each worker in...
March 22, 2016 | Amy Traub