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Spearheaded by Mayors Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, and Bill de Blasio of New York, member cities now...

“This is a victory for workers who have fought for a decent wage against all odds. Workers just want the opportunity to sustain themselves, and to break from barriers that keep wages low and opportunities out of reach.


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Today, one week before Federal Reserve...

“The fight for dignity for workers is more active than ever in our communities. The Center for Popular Democracy’s partners are leading state and municipal fights to safeguard basic rights for workers, even as we fight for new rights in a rapidly-evolving world to finish the work started...

“Today’s jobs numbers offer even more proof that the Fed officials insisting on raising interest rates at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting are refusing to look at reality. The latest numbers confirm what we have already known: labor slack persists, inflation is not a threat, and an...

As the Federal Reserve’s interest rate debate heats up, a national coalition of workers, community-based organizations, and economists is stepping up its advocacy for a pro-jobs, pro-wages, racial equity agenda. Todayoutside of the Fed’s annual policy summit, workers and advocates called on the...

“At a time when the Federal Reserve is starved for new, more well-rounded thinking, it is troubling that its opaque, secretive process for selecting its leadership could only yield a candidate cut from the same cloth as so many previous appointments: Wall Street and the highest echelons of...

On August 27 and 28, workers, economists and allies with the Center for Popular Democracy’s Fed Up coalition will return to Jackson Hole, Wyo. with a clear demand for Federal Reserve officials: Let Our Wages Grow.

Some Fed officials claim the risk of inflation as a reason to raise...

Following reports that Abercrombie and Fitch stores will no longer schedule employees for “on-call” shifts, an unnecessary scheduling practice that forces working people to put their lives on hold for hours every week without guarantee of work or compensation for their time, Elianne Farhat,...

Following Amalgamated Bank’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, Brian Kettenring, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, (CPD) released the following...

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