Posts by Amy Traub

“The same company that brings in the most food stamp dollars in revenue—an estimated $13 billion last year—also likely has the most employees using food stamps.” The name of the mammoth food stamp-...
April 3, 2014 | Amy Traub
In an economic address last year, President Obama declared that his highest priority would be addressing economic inequality and reversing the long erosion of middle-class security. “Whatever...
March 12, 2014 | Amy Traub
The credit reporting industry has a profound and growing impact on Americans' economic lives—from whether you can rent an apartment to how much your car loan costs to whether you get hired for a job—...
March 3, 2014 | Amy Traub
Airports are doing it. Big retailers are doing it. Cities are getting in on the action too.
February 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
For hundreds of thousands of low-paid employees of federal contractors, the executive order President Obama announced in his State of the Union address will make a important difference in their...
February 11, 2014 | Amy Traub
Sometimes in America, when low-paid workers stand up and speak out, even the President of the United States takes notice. This is one of those moments.
January 28, 2014 | Amy Traub
I fear that John Boehner is not going to raise the minimum wage. 
January 22, 2014 | Amy Traub
Two major stories of corporate misconduct toward employees hit the headlines yesterday: in the morning, low-wage federal contract workers filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging...
January 16, 2014 | Amy Traub