Posts by Amy Traub

The steps of New York’s City Hall were crowded this morning.
April 11, 2013 | Amy Traub
As if the use of your personal credit information for hiring wasn’t sufficiently invasive and the collection and sale of employment data in the form of The Work Number wasn’t...
April 3, 2013 | Amy Traub
The news broke last night: a deal to bring paid sick days to a vote in the New York City Council has been reached. 
March 29, 2013 | Amy Traub
This morning the New York City Council will hold a hearing on legislation to guarantee paid sick days  to all working New Yorkers. The measure has been pending for several years with repeated...
March 22, 2013 | Amy Traub
It’s not getting better. That’s the key finding of a new survey of low-wage workers out yesterday from the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University...
March 21, 2013 | Amy Traub
This morning the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Richard Corday  to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On the merits, Cordray should breeze through...
March 12, 2013 | Amy Traub
Employment credit checks illegitimately obstruct access to employment, keeping qualified workers out of jobs they need. It’s an argument Demos has been making for a few years, but the new study...
March 7, 2013 | Amy Traub
“It's just dumb to approach retirement with a bunch of credit-card debt.” 
February 21, 2013 | Amy Traub