Posts by Amy Traub

The retail industry is one the largest sources of new jobs in the US economy, employing 15 million Americans and accounting for 1 out of every 6 private sector jobs added to the economy last year.
June 24, 2015 | Amy Traub
$4.6 billion. According to the analysis of Americans for Financial Reform, that’s the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned to over 12 million Americans who have been harmed by...
January 23, 2015 | Amy Traub
I’m writing this post from a hospital bed. And I’m really lucky to be doing it. Of course, I’m not thrilled about the complications of pregnancy that have confined me to bed rest for several weeks....
January 15, 2015 | Amy Traub
 “With this rule, the Administration has made clear that it plans to pursue a partisan agenda to overturn longstanding and effective labor policy.”
January 15, 2015 | Amy Traub
This week, workers gathered on the steps of New York’s City Hall, singing carols to raise awareness about the problem of employment credit checks.
December 18, 2014 | Amy Traub
Manufacturing jobs were supposed to be the good jobs.
November 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
My new study out this week from Demos and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) looks at credit card debt in the Latino community. But it isn’t ultimately about credit cards at all.
October 30, 2014 | Amy Traub
“Silly.” That’s how Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg described the concerns of Walmart workers and their allies who protested the mega-retailers low wages and poor employment policies in New York...
October 21, 2014 | Amy Traub