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"To Represent the Public": The Federal Reserve's Continued Failure to Represent the American People

The boards of directors of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks are important decision-makers and influencers of national monetary policy. Designed to bring voices from diverse economic perspectives to the...

02/5/2016

Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

“Retail salesperson” is now the most common occupation in the country. One in ten workers – over 16 million people – are employed in retail, and the industry is projected to continue keeping pace...

01/18/2016 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

By A Thousand Cuts: The Complex Face of Wage Theft in New York

An estimated 2.1 million New Yorkers are victims of wage theft annually, cheated out of a cumulative $3.2 billion in wages and benefits they are owed.1 In recent years—at least as far back as the...

11/17/2015 | Combating Wage Theft, Improving Job Quality

Building Identity: A Toolkit for Designing and Implementing a Successful Municipal ID Program

For many residents, municipal ID cards provide meaningful access to civic and economic life that they simply would not otherwise have. Municipal IDs are identification cards issued by, or with the...

11/11/2015 | Center for Popular Democracy

Seeding Justice: Revenue-generating membership and fundraising canvasses for community organizing: Lessons from the field

In the fall of 2013, the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (CPD/CPDA) launched the Sustainability Initiative in order to explore with our partners across the country various costeffective...

10/21/2015 | Launching the Sustainability Initiative

The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

A 2015 nationwide survey of Starbucks workers reveals that the company is not living up to its commitment to provide predictable, sustainable schedules to its workforce. Starbucks’ frontline...

09/23/2015 | Aditi Sen and Carrie Gleason | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Whose Recovery? A National Convening on Inequality, Race, and the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is arguably the nation’s most powerful economic actor. Its policy decisions have an enormous impact on each of our lives and on the course of our national economy. Those decisions...

08/26/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Full Employment for All: The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment

How much stronger could the economy be if everyone who wanted a job could find one—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender?

08/10/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Mind the Gap: How the Federal Reserve Can Help Raise Wages for America’s Women and Men

The American economy remains too weak. Over the past 35 years, the vast majority of workers have seen their wages stagnate. And, racial and gender wage gaps have persisted.

07/13/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Do Hedge Funds Make Good Neighbors?

Nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis, hedge funds and private equity firms have found yet another way to make big profits: distressed housing assets. Often, the very same...

07/2/2015 | Holding Wall Street Accountable

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