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        *** NEW AWARD*** 

 My book ETHICAL CHIC: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love

has just been named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by Library Journal

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/12/best-of/best-books-2012-business/

This book analyzes six well-known companies that are seen as socially responsible and hip, to see if they really deserve their sterling reputations.

Find out the real story about Starbucks, Apple, Trader Joe’s, American Apparel, Tom’s of Maine and Timberland:.

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I am a prize-winning author and journalist with over 20 years of experience specializing in health care, retirement issues, and the nexus between business and public policy. I write regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, The Scientist, Institutional Investor, and more

HAVE WORKERS FINALLY GAINED THE UPPER HAND?

The New York Times, February 6. 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/business/economy/jobs-report-unemployment-january-fed-interest-rates.html?ref=business&_r=0

Finally, after seven years of an economic “recovery” that has mostly meant soaring corporate and stock-market profits, the middle and working classes are sharing in the bounty. Not only has unemployment plunged, but there are even jobs for those who had given up — and most amazing of all, wages are starting to rise. At last, has management realized that it needs labor in order to make a profit? If so, we employees must jump to use our newly found (and probably fleeting) clout to negotiate more than pay, important though that is. Politicians and union organizers, get going! We also need a higher minimum wage, paid parental leave, more protection for contract workers, protection against arbitrary changing of schedules (Starbucks, are you listening?), and much more. Could we even throw in some energy efficiency while we’re at it?

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