Labor and such at the @washingtonpost. Holler: lydia.depillis@washpost.com

PETA advocates for the ethical treatment of humans

washingtonpost.com — In their long campaign against SeaWorld's treatment of Orca whales, animal rights groups pulled out all the stops: Protests, ad campaigns, even a lawsuit on behalf of the animals themselves. The 2013 CNN documentary "Blackfish" advanced the cause, forcing the amusement park to go hard on the defensive.
Jul 27, 2015

.@PETA has a new strategy for going after circuses: Human protection. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Hillary Clinton is playing (home state) favorites on the minimum wage

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton said a few words about the minimum wage in a wonky economic speech on Friday, and she ended up endorsing a potentially huge disparity in worker pay across state lines.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: Hard for HRC to endorse $15 for everyone in a state as diverse as New York, and not the rest of the country as well. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 24, 2015

Hard for HRC to endorse $15 for everyone in a state as diverse as New York, and not the rest of the country as well. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton is playing (home state) favorites on the minimum wage wapo.st/1GLAyjv

Jul 24, 2015

"if Clinton is willing to endorse a uniform $15 minimum wage across a diverse state...why [not] across the country" washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @josheidelson: "if Clinton is willing to endorse a uniform $15 minimum wage across a diverse state...why [not] across the country" washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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Businesses are getting steamrolled on the minimum wage. Here’s why.

washingtonpost.com — In the weeks leading up to the New York Wage Board's recommendation on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 across the state, 35-year Burger King franchisee David Sutz had an unfamiliar feeling: Helplessness. "We were the enemy," says Sutz, remembering the board's hearing in Buffalo, where he owns four restaurants.
Jul 24, 2015

Businesses are getting steamrolled on the minimum wage. Here’s why. wapo.st/1HXY26N

Jul 24, 2015

The business lobby is getting flattened in minimum wage fights around the country. Lemme tell you why. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: The business lobby is getting flattened in minimum wage fights around the country. Lemme tell you why. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 25, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Businesses are getting steamrolled on the minimum wage. Here’s why. wapo.st/1HXUkKe

Jul 26, 2015

RT @NickHanauer: Businesses are getting steamrolled on the minimum wage. Here's why. wpo.st/dT4S0

In labor victory, fast food workers in New York will get a $15 minimum wage

washingtonpost.com — After three years of campaigning, New York's fast food workers are getting exactly what they wanted: A $15 an hour minimum wage. The boost comes as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to convene a Wage Board, which has the power to set a new minimum for the fast food industry's 200,000 workers in New York without the approval of the state legislature.
Jul 22, 2015

In labor victory, fast food workers in New York will get a $15 minimum wage wapo.st/1VvQRMs

Jul 22, 2015

RT @Wonkblog: In labor victory, fast food workers in New York will get a $15 minimum wage wapo.st/1DvGH38

Jul 22, 2015

My full cut on the New York Wage Board raising wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour by 2018 in NYC: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: My full cut on the New York Wage Board raising wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour by 2018 in NYC: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @psecundaWrkProf: In labor victory, fast food workers in New York will get a $15 minimum wage wpo.st/3fhR0

Why Wal-Mart, an icon of suburbia, had to urbanize its hometown

washingtonpost.com — When Jerome Lynch first met a Wal-Mart recruiter at a conference in Washington D.C., he had no intention of joining up. He couldn't even guess where it was based. "I said 'I don't know, Texas?' She said 'no, Bentonville, Arkansas.' I kind of wrote it off right and there," recalled Lynch, 23.
Jul 21, 2015

The people Walmart needs to lure to Bentonville want urban amenities. So Walmart went and got them. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 21, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: The people Walmart needs to lure to Bentonville want urban amenities. So Walmart went and got them. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 21, 2015

Why Wal-Mart, an icon of suburbia, had to urbanize its hometown wapo.st/1Ii3kiU

Jul 21, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: The people Walmart needs to lure to Bentonville want urban amenities. So Walmart went and got them. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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Wal-Mart helped push manufacturing overseas. Now it wants to reverse that

startribune.com — The group cheer at Wal-Mart's third annual U.S. manufacturing summit - convened to find more American-made products - was greeted with a voice from another era. "Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done efficiently," founder Sam Walton said in a grainy black-and-white video clip from the 1980s, explaining Wal-Mart's mission to buy more products at home.

Walmart seeks to revive Sam Walton's vision of more American-made goods

denverpost.com — Walmart trying to revive the U.S. manufacturing base. By Lydia Depillis The Washington Post Posted: 07/19/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT BENTONVILLE, ark. - The group cheer at Walmart's third annual U.S. manufacturing summit - convened to find more American-made products - was greeted with a voice from another era.

Why Homejoy’s collapse is not a harbinger for the on-demand economy

washingtonpost.com — Homejoy, the three-year-old startup that raised $40 million in its drive to revolutionize home cleaning, said it's shutting down at the end of the month. The ostensible cause of death: Four lawsuits accusing the company of misclassifying workers as independent contractors, potentially exposing it to millions of dollars in penalties.
Jul 17, 2015

Why Homejoy’s collapse is not a harbinger for the on-demand economy wapo.st/1HX0MQU

Jul 20, 2015

You probably missed from Friday evening: Homejoy's shutting down, but not because of regulation. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Kansas raises its minimum wage - but not for teens

washingtonpost.com — Last night, the Kansas City Council voted overwhelmingly to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020. But these policies aren't as simple as they seem -- they also involve choices about who the new wage floor applies to, what the penalties are for noncompliance and whether small businesses should get a break.
Jul 17, 2015

Kansas City raises its minimum wage - but not for teens wpo.st/7X0R0 (cx)

Jul 17, 2015

Is carving teenagers out of higher minimum wages helping or hurting them? washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Wal-Mart’s self-interested shot at reviving the American factory

washingtonpost.com — BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The group cheer at Wal-Mart's third annual U.S. manufacturing summit - convened to find more American-made products - was greeted with a voice from another era. "Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done efficiently," said founder Sam Walton, in a grainy black-and-white video clip from the 1980s, explaining Wal-Mart's new mission to buy more products at home.
Jul 17, 2015

Wal-Mart’s self-interested shot at reviving the American factory wapo.st/1LpgcCQ

Jul 17, 2015

Wanting more manufacturing in the US doesn't make Walmart an altruist. It's just Walmart being Walmart. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 17, 2015

Wal-Mart played a big role in pushing supply chains overseas. Can they now help bring them back? wapo.st/1OjGw1l by @lydiadepillis

Jul 17, 2015

RT @sarahhalzack: Wal-Mart played a big role in pushing supply chains overseas. Can they now help bring them back? wapo.st/1OjGw1l by @lydiadepillis

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Jul 28, 2015

Looking at rental unaffordability -- not just prices -- LA tops SF, and Miami's worse than NYC. twitter.com/WSJecon/status…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ColeStangler: Four more old white dudes join the AFL-CIO's executive council. aflcio.org/Press-Room/Pre…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @matthewharrison: @lydiadepillis Perhaps: the real question is Value Over Replacement CEO. We need a Moneyball for Money.

Jul 28, 2015

Erg. Phil Gramm says that CEOs are "exploited" because they create billions of $ in value and only get paid millions: financialservices.house.gov/calendar/event…

Jul 27, 2015

.@PETA has a new strategy for going after circuses: Human protection. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 26, 2015

The frequency of cop cars blaring & blazing through DC always seemed odd to me. @_cingraham says it's also deadly: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Jul 25, 2015

I think the rich people are in Fairfax, Loudon, and Montgomery Counties though, right? twitter.com/berubea1/statu…

Jul 24, 2015

Devastating cri-de-coeur from @gmetcalf on how SF's progressives have screwed up the city: citylab.com/housing/2015/0… pic.twitter.com/Spenl7HFQ6

Jul 24, 2015

Hard for HRC to endorse $15 for everyone in a state as diverse as New York, and not the rest of the country as well. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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