Posts by Amy Traub

The National Retail Federation is bearing glad tidings for the upcoming holiday season: America’s stores are expecting solid growth in holiday sales and may hire more than half a million...
October 18, 2012 | Amy Traub
The students assembled outside Borough of Manhattan Community College yesterday morning were indignant.
October 16, 2012 | Amy Traub
When workers at a Southern California warehouse that stores goods for Walmart walked out on strike last month,  it was no isolated incident.
October 9, 2012 | Amy Traub
Say you want to buy a house or a car and you need a loan to do it. You do what every personal finance site recommends and obtain a free copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com.
September 28, 2012 | Amy Traub
Here’s one especially for the folks who, while vehemently attacking the Chicago teachers’ strike, insist that they generally love and support organized labor.  Warehouse employees in...
September 13, 2012 | Amy Traub
Chicago teachers themselves will say it: nobody wanted to go on strike.  But today, after ten months of fruitless efforts to negotiate a fair contract, the city’s classrooms are empty and...
September 10, 2012 | Amy Traub
“I went through four interviews and everything went smoothly. I was on my way to the orientation program [for my new job] when I got a call on my cell phone: they had to cancel my orientation...
August 23, 2012 | Amy Traub
“American workers should have paid sick leave,” announced the New York Times in a staff editorial on Sunday, “and New York City could set a standard for the rest of the nation....
August 7, 2012 | Amy Traub