When it comes to raising the city's minimum wage, recently inaugurated NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the whim of Albany.
FORTUNE -- When Bill de Blasio delivered his inaugural address on New Year's Day, New York City's first liberal mayor in two decades told the thousands of onlookers that he would fulfill his campaign promise by working to "put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 3, 2014 12:19 PM ET
Bailing out is hard to do. What to do when your plan to expand isn't working.
By Verne Harnish
FORTUNE -- Most growing companies spend a lot of time thinking about scaling up -- but their leaders get caught off guard by situations where scaling back makes sense. If a new location isn't picking up traction after six months to a year, it's time to cut your losses. Instead of trying MOREDec 18, 2013 5:00 AM ET
By not naming Barra as chair and surrounding her with potential CEOs, one management expert believes it may be "back to the future" at General Motors.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- The overwhelming consensus on Mary Barra is that she's an excellent choice to be General Motors' (GM) next CEO. But how well she performs will depend on many factors, and a famous leadership expert is concerned about how MOREDec 16, 2013 12:54 PM ET
The central threat to capitalism today is snowballing inequality. There's a lot that could be done to turn the tide, if we muster the will. Here's how we can start.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 13, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Call it a parting shot. In our recent sit-down with the outgoing chief executive, he shares a few principles that have guided him over his 13 years leading the tech giant.
By Mary Jo Foley, special to Fortune
FORTUNE -- In what is likely his final press interview as Microsoft CEO (part of which you can read, here, on this very website), Steve Ballmer was reflective. Sure, the company tripled revenues MOREDec 12, 2013 6:52 AM ET
The current Congress has passed fewer bills than just about all of its predecessors. Short of enrolling all 535 members in group therapy, there are some potential remedies.Claire Zillman, reporter - Dec 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Supporting the latest wave of fast-food worker wage protests may not boost SEIU's membership rolls, but it keeps the union -- and its causes -- front and center.
FORTUNE -- When thousands of fast-food workers form picket lines Thursday in 120 cities across the country, the purple and yellow placards of the Service Employees International Union will likely poke out from the crowd.
The largest union in the country has made it MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Dec 5, 2013 2:38 PM ET
The decision was regarded as a canary in the coal mine for cash-strapped municipalities looking to cut pension obligations, but that little birdie has already sung.Claire Zillman, reporter - Dec 4, 2013 9:34 AM ET
The Alabama football coach usually wins. But how he handles losses, like Saturday's defeat to Auburn, shows leadership too.
FORTUNE -- Nick Saban is surely in a great mood today. Smiling. Enthusiastic. Full of positive energy.
No, I'm not being sarcastic. What, you would expect something different from the Alabama football coach?
You're probably thinking that the soul-crushing 34-28 loss to cross-state rival Auburn on Saturday would make Saban, not perceived as a MOREBrian O'Keefe - Dec 2, 2013 1:12 PM ET
In a country where the suggestion of a $10 federal minimum wage ignites controversy, some airports have managed to pay their workers much more. What's going on?
FORTUNE -- Advocates of a higher minimum wage in the small city of SeaTac, Wash. declared victory Tuesday in a tight mail-in vote on a proposal that will give hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport paid sick leave, wage theft MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Nov 27, 2013 12:44 PM ET
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