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Entries by Amy Traub from 01/2014

Senator Warren's Latest Target: Employment Credit Checks

| Posted 01.03.2014 | Business

It is surprising that personal credit should be associated with hiring at all: although surveys find that nearly half of all employers use credit reports to screen job applicants, credit history has never been proven reliable for employment purposes.

A Better Wage Can't Wait: Why Obama Must Announce a 'Good Jobs' Executive Order in the State of the Union

| Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics

I fear that John Boehner is not going to raise the minimum wage. But there is a glimmer of hope: when it comes to at least one group of low-paid workers, President Obama doesn't have to wait for Congress in order to take action and improve jobs.

President Obama Takes Action to Raise the Pay of Low-Wage Federal Contract Workers

| Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

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.