Casey Quinlan is an economy reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington D.C. For the past decade, they have reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times and Vox.
Consumers face higher car prices, lower inventory with auto workers on strike
By: Casey Quinlan - September 15, 2023
The United Auto Workers union, representing about 150,000 auto workers, walked off the job at midnight Thursday after failing to reach a contract deal with the “Big Three” auto manufacturers.
Millions more workers would receive overtime pay under proposed Biden administration rule
By: Casey Quinlan - September 8, 2023
The amount a salaried worker would need to be paid before an employer could avoid paying overtime would rise to $55,068 annually under a proposed rule from the Department of Labor.
Federal call center workers join March on Washington call attention to workplace inequities
By: Casey Quinlan - August 26, 2023
Saturday's march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and 75,000 people are expected to attend.
Pregnant workers have new protections. Here’s what to expect from your boss.
By: Casey Quinlan - August 24, 2023
For roughly a decade, advocates, legislators and workers pushed to pass legislation offering better workplace protections for pregnant workers.
Consumers seeing relief in some food prices as inflation continues to slow
By: Casey Quinlan - August 10, 2023
The Department of Labor’s report on Thursday showed the consumer price index rose 0.2% in July, in line with expectations.
VP Kamala Harris unveils new wage rule for federal projects
By: Casey Quinlan - August 8, 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris said the new rule would be the first update in more than 40 years to the law that requires paying prevailing wages on public works projects.
Teamsters-UPS reach ‘game-changing’ labor deal to avert strike
By: Casey Quinlan - July 25, 2023
A work stoppage could have cost the U.S. economy billions by upending distribution to businesses, hospitals and homes.
Democrats call for raising FDIC insurance limits at Senate hearing
By: Casey Quinlan - July 21, 2023
Deposit reform should aim to prevent people from fleeing from community banks to larger banks that they consider safer, one senator said.
Harm of anti-LGBTQ laws includes economic pain for communities, families
By: Casey Quinlan - July 16, 2023
As anti-LGBTQ laws spread, many LGBTQ people and their families are assessing whether they should move to a state with a more LGBTQ-friendly political climate.
Economy adds more jobs in June even as hiring slows
By: Casey Quinlan - July 7, 2023
Although hiring inched down in June, the U.S. labor market is still showing signs of strength, with unemployment falling and earnings continuing to rise, the latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed. The economy added 209,000 jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in June from 3.7% in May. “In excess of […]
Wage growth remains high, jobs are steady and inflation is falling so why are people worried?
By: Casey Quinlan - June 22, 2023
Despite good economic news, consumers don’t feel confident about the future, according to the consumer confidence index, which is at a six-month low.
Half a million people in less than a dozen states have lost Medicaid coverage since April
By: Casey Quinlan - June 2, 2023
The rate of disenrollment is highest in Florida among the nine states that provided public data for the number of people renewed for Medicaid and the number of people who lost coverage.