Katie Johnston

Katie Johnston covers workplace and income inequality for the Globe Business section. She previously wrote about travel and tourism for the Globe and worked as the paper’s music and entertainment editor.

Latest stories

Homelessness problem on upswing in posh areas of Boston

By , Globe Staff

The city is ramping up efforts to help as the problem has become more prevalent in upscale and touristy neighborhoods.

Brookline expands paid sick leave for municipal workers

By , Globe Staff

Responding to concerns from municipal employees, the Brookline Board of Selectman adopted a paid sick leave policy last week for part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers who were not previously covered.

Most jobs added in Boston since recession called low-paying

By , Globe Staff

More than 85 percent of the positions added in Boston since 2009 pay less than $38,000 a year, according to a study.

Incomes rise, but many Mass. families still in need

By , Globe Staff

Median household income rose slightly between 2013 and 2014, but for some, the economy’s gains have been of little help.