Posts by 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
Is the problem in America today that workers are too powerful in comparison with the corporations that employ them? Are our wages too high? Do too many of us have health coverage and retirement plans?
January 26, 2012 | Amy Traub
“Every week I would work different hours, and budgeting to make rent and cover my expenses became difficult because I didn’t know how much I would earn each month,” explains Janet,...
January 19, 2012 | Amy Traub
Most of us are both employees and consumers – we earn money and we spend it on the stuff we need and want – and we need some protection from unscrupulous operators on both accounts. We...
January 6, 2012 | Amy Traub