Releases and Advisories

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...

For Immediate Release

New York Families Win $15 Minimum Wage

Today, the New York Wage Board recommended a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers. In response the Center for Popular Democracy released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is a...

In her testimony before the House on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen downplayed what the Fed can do to address the outsized unemployment among African Americans. Responding to a question about racial inequality in the job market, Yellen said “there really isn’t anything directly...

Williams Promises Transparency After Meeting with Fed Up Coalition


Fed Up Met with President of San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, Made Case for Prioritizing Wages and Transparency


Coalition Deliver...

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Contact: Ricardo A. Ramírez, rramirez@populardemocracy.org, 202-464-7376 

Congress will reintroduce the “Schedules that Work Act,” which has increased support, reflecting a growing traction among...

The Federal Reserve Can Help Close Gender and Racial Wage Gaps by Pursuing Full Employment


With questions of race and inequality dominating the national dialogue and the Federal Reserve’s debate over interest rates heating up, a new report argues...

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