Economic Trends: To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now By NEIL IRWIN September 3, 2017 Marta Ramos, left, is a janitor at Apple headquarters. That’s the same job Gail Evans, right, held at Kodak in the 1980s. Economic...

Walmart Is Accused of Punishing Workers for Sick Days

By RACHEL ABRAMS June 1, 2017 A report released Thursday by a workers’ advocacy group says Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, routinely refuses to accept doctors’ notes, penalizes workers who need to take care of a sick family...

Survey Says: Americans Agree on Paid Leave, but Not on Who Should Pay

Survey Says By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER March 23, 2017 Most people say workers should get paid leave to take care of a baby, a sick family member or themselves, according to two new surveys. But they disagree on the details: who should pay, and whether it...