Posts by Amy Traub

This week, workers gathered on the steps of New York’s City Hall, singing carols to raise awareness about the problem of employment credit checks.
December 18, 2014 | Amy Traub
Manufacturing jobs were supposed to be the good jobs.
November 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
My new study out this week from Demos and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) looks at credit card debt in the Latino community. But it isn’t ultimately about credit cards at all.
October 30, 2014 | Amy Traub
“Silly.” That’s how Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg described the concerns of Walmart workers and their allies who protested the mega-retailers low wages and poor employment policies in New York...
October 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
The New York Times editorial was unequivocal: “the [New York City] Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio should unite behind this worthwhile bill” to ban the discriminatory practice of employment credit...
October 13, 2014 | Amy Traub
“If a company is going to receive taxpayer money, it should have safe workplaces. It should pay its workers the wages they’ve earned. It should provide the medical leave workers are entitled to. It...
August 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
In a blockbuster article  this week, Jodi Kantor of the New York Times spotlighted the work and life of Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, whose erratic and...
August 15, 2014 | Amy Traub