Posts by 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
“I’m trying to think of another industry where a 20 percent error rate would be acceptable.” says 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, in a new exposé of the credit...
February 13, 2013 | Amy Traub
"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston.  "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA...
February 8, 2013 | Amy Traub
Just when we imagined that credit reporting firms couldn’t be more invasive and profiteering, NBC News breaks this story: 
January 31, 2013 | Amy Traub
Using political power to keep employees from organizing unions can be highly effective. That’s one forceful lesson to draw from the new figures on union membership released this week by the...
January 25, 2013 | Amy Traub
“My client only wants to look at employed candidates,”  said one recruiter. “The company. . . will not interview any professional not presently working,” said another....
January 23, 2013 | Amy Traub