How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Two studies offer conflicting conclusions on the law’s effects on the labor market, and some say the area’s economic boom is a larger factor.

Chinese Maker of Ivanka Trump’s Shoes Looks for Cheaper Labor

By KEITH BRADSHER June 1, 2017 DONGGUAN, China — The Chinese factory workers who make shoes for Ivanka Trump and other designers gather at 7:40 every morning to sing songs. Sometimes, they extol worker solidarity. Usually, they trumpet ties between...

Steady Jobs, but With Pay and Hours That Are Anything But

By PATRICIA COHEN May 31, 2017 Mirella Casares has what used to be considered the keystone of economic security: a job. But even a reliable paycheck no longer delivers a reliable income. Like Ms. Casares, who works at a Victoria’s Secret store in...