Amy Traub

Amy Traub

Amy Traub is a senior policy analyst at Demos.

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'Whatever occupation they work in, black women are typically paid less than white men in the same occupations." (Photo: @AAUW/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Social Exclusion and Black Women’s Pay
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 day falls more than 8 months into 2018, underscoring the harsh impacts of racial and gender...
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"As a result of the ruling, corporations can force workers to sign arbitration clauses that eliminate their right to bring collective legal action." (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Trump’s America: More Freedom for Banks, Less for Working People
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 Americans and toward bosses and banks. To anyone paying attention, it’s clearer than ever who benefits from...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
We Didn't Give Mothers Enough
The National Retail Federation was expecting a Mother’s Day bonanza on Sunday, predicting consumers would “spend more than ever… as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants.” If their projections proved correct, many individual moms got a lot of love...
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Monday, March 07, 2016
No Kids? Here’s Why You Still Have a Stake in Paid Family Leave
Paid family leave is finally gaining steam in the United States. President Obama and the Democratic presidential candidates universally embrace the idea . And while a conservative Congress may stymie federal action for years, states from New York to Colorado to Oregon are moving toward implementing...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
What If We Achieved Real Equality for Women?
This week marks 95 years since the passage of the 19 th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and 44 years since Congress designated its anniversary Women’s Equality Day. This gives us the opportunity to consider how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and envision what the world would...
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ten Reasons Why Fast Food Workers Deserve A Raise
There is a growing, industry-wide movement for the fast food economy to work for everyone. This Thursday, August 29th, workers have called for a national strike that is expected to cross company lines and reach dozens of cities.
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Friday, August 02, 2013
Fast Food Shouldn't Mean Low Wages
The idea is simple: people who get up and go to work every day in one of the world’s richest countries should not have to live in poverty.
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