Posts by Amy Traub

One major reason people pursue a college degree is to get a better job. But what if the debt accrued to finance an education itself becomes an obstacle to employment? That’s what happened to...
May 1, 2012 | Amy Traub
On Wednesday the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took the historic step of updating its guidance on the use of criminal records in employment screening. Since a disproportionate number...
April 27, 2012 | Amy Traub
Priorities of Rep. Ryan's Budget: Click To Visit Full Version
March 29, 2012 | Amy Traub
One of the major companies responsible for the nation’s credit meltdown will now control your personal credit history.
February 22, 2012 | Amy Traub
The Denver Broncos had to consider a lot of things before they signed quarterback Tim Tebow: they undoubtedly scrutinized his college football record, studied his ability to throw long passes, and...
February 14, 2012 | Amy Traub
Here’s how it’s supposed to work at the nation’s ports these days: the predominantly immigrant workers who drive short-haul trucks as “independent contractors” work in a...
February 10, 2012 | Amy Traub
How much would I like to see New York raise its minimum wage? Let's put it this way: in 2001 as New Yorkers fought to increase the minimum from its then-abysmal level of $5.15, I dressed up in a too-...
February 2, 2012 | Amy Traub