Posts by Amy Traub

Setting a new milestone in the fight for fair pay, the New York fast food wage board today recommended a wage increase in a series of steps to $15 an hour by 2018 in New York City and by 2021 in the...
July 22, 2015 | Amy Traub
Entire movements are based around these economic realities: the minimum wage is too low to live on. Eligibility for overtime pay must be broadened so that workers are fairly compensated for all of...
July 15, 2015 | Amy Traub
Will American families finally catch a break? As Hillary Clinton takes the podium at the New School today for a major economic policy address said to focus on issues important to families, she has...
July 13, 2015 | Amy Traub
The retail industry is one the largest sources of new jobs in the US economy, employing 15 million Americans and accounting for 1 out of every 6 private sector jobs added to the economy last year.
June 24, 2015 | Amy Traub
$4.6 billion. According to the analysis of Americans for Financial Reform, that’s the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned to over 12 million Americans who have been harmed by...
January 23, 2015 | Amy Traub
I’m writing this post from a hospital bed. And I’m really lucky to be doing it. Of course, I’m not thrilled about the complications of pregnancy that have confined me to bed rest for several weeks....
January 15, 2015 | Amy Traub
 “With this rule, the Administration has made clear that it plans to pursue a partisan agenda to overturn longstanding and effective labor policy.”
January 15, 2015 | 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