Posts by Amy Traub

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor really cares about working families. He favors “common sense legislation to protect workers and make life work for more people” and wants to “help...
May 7, 2013 | Amy Traub
“I make $1,000 for the store in 30 minutes. But I don’t make $1,000 in a month working there.” The quote is a paraphrase of a Victoria’s Secret worker. She, like 500 other...
April 24, 2013 | 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