Posts by 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
Paid family leave is finally gaining steam in the United States. President Obama and the Democratic presidential candidates universally embrace the idea.  And while a conservative Congress may...
March 7, 2016 | Amy Traub
Today more than a hundred New Yorkers from a host of organizations  will descend on Albany, calling on their elected officials to finally guarantee paid family leave to working people statewide...
February 2, 2016 | Amy Traub