Marjorie E. Wood

12/18/2014 - 3:25am

    In late November, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights — the first law of its kind in the nation.

    The focus of the new law might surprise you. A bill of rights for workers is probably about...

10/30/2014 - 1:57pm

    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Maryland, was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic scheduling practices.

    When she spoke...

09/04/2014 - 1:06pm

    You’ve surely heard many things about the Affordable Care Act, including the website headaches that embarrassed the Obama administration during the new program’s rollout.

    But you...

08/10/2014 - 7:25pm

    Wal-Mart loves keeping track of data. For instance, the retail giant’s researchers know that before and after major storms, customers buy strawberry Pop-Tarts at a rate that’s seven times faster than normal.

    How does Wal-Mart use this data? To stock its...

07/03/2014 - 4:25pm

    In May, students and professors at Cooper Union — an art, architecture, and engineering college in New York City — filed a lawsuit against the school’s Board of Trustees.

    Known as the Committee to Save Cooper Union, the group is pursuing legal action...

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