Posts by Amy Traub

"Gentlemen, the Pullman Company is ready to sign." With that concession from the company president on August 25, 1937, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first black labor union to...
August 23, 2018 | Amy Traub
People of color suffer direct and damaging impacts from laws, policies, and practices that exclude them from full and equal participation in the labor market and the workplace.
August 9, 2018 | Amy Traub
August 7 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, marking the date when African-American women’s wages since January 1, 2017 finally catch up to what the typical white man was paid in calendar year 2017. This...
August 6, 2018 | Amy Traub
It’s not a bad time to be looking for work in America. The job numbers released this morning show an overall unemployment rate of just 3.9 percent in July. For white men over the age of 20, the rate...
August 2, 2018 | Amy Traub
We can’t give up on building a nation where all of us have an equal voice in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. As Demos Legal Director Chiraag Bains points out, the legal record of...
July 23, 2018 | Amy Traub
We all deserve an equal opportunity to be hired based on our experience and abilities. Yet discriminatory hiring continues to shape the U.S. labor market in ways that systematically disadvantage...
July 17, 2018 | Amy Traub
Mother’s Day was a couple of weeks ago, but Americans need another day to think about what we owe to moms. May 30th is a less festive occasion: It’s Moms’ Equal Pay Day, a date indicating how far...
May 29, 2018 | Amy Traub
This is shaping up to be a truly miserable week in Washington. Decisions made in the halls of Congress and the chambers of the Supreme Court are dramatically shifting power away from working...
May 24, 2018 | Amy Traub