Work and Economy
June 2, 2016 -
The hospitality industry is thriving in the tourist mecca of Nashville, Tennessee, but the people who do the hard work of keeping the city's hotels clean are not sharing in the prosperity and often face appalling work conditions, a new report finds.
May 27, 2016 -
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on temporary workers — and that dependence is even greater in Southern states, putting economic security at risk.
May 19, 2016 -
Wilna Destin of Florida is leading a struggle for economic justice while also creating room for Black women's leadership.
May 19, 2016 -
The creation of manufacturing jobs has been touted as a solution to the country's economic woes, but a new report finds that a surprisingly large number of manufacturing production workers' families rely on public safety-net programs to make ends meet — especially in Southern states.
May 13, 2016 -
A report released this week sheds light on the potential costs to North Carolina of its controversial new law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate and nullifying local anti-discrimination and minimum-wage ordinances.
April 29, 2016 -
More than two decades ago, Louisiana created a tax exemption for horizontally drilled oil and gas wells that's still in place — and it's costing the cash-strapped state billions in revenues.
April 15, 2016 -
Undocumented immigrants are already paying billions of dollars in state and local taxes. A new study finds that giving them legal status would boost those collections substantially.