Releases and Advisories

03.29.2016


This Tuesday Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George will visit Wichita to meet with the Fed Up Coalition, led by Sunflower Community Action and a coalition of labor and community allies. In an election year where jobs and wages take...

03.23.2016    


SEATTLE –Starbucks workers staged a protest at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today to call for better scheduling practices, a day after the Seattle City Council held a study session on proposals that would require employers like Starbucks...

03.22.2016

NEW YORK - With the state budget deadline days away and negotiations underway that will determine the fate of a minimum wage increase, 85 local elected officials from across upstate New York released a letter today strongly urging members of the State Senate and State Assembly...

03.16.2016


Today, the FOMC announced that it will not be raising interest rates this month, which is a good thing. But at the same time, via its dot plot, the committee showed consensus in favor of raising interest rates during 2016. Today’s projections threaten...

03.15. 2016


Emeryville, CA – After passing the highest minimum wage in the country, Emeryville is considering the next step in addressing income inequality. Though thousands of Emeryville’s low-wage workers are making $14.44 with a path to $16, there is an...

03.04.2016


Derek Laney, Co-Director of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, released the following statement on behalf of the Fed Up coalition:


“Although the US economy added jobs last month, economic activity slowed in cities like...

03.01.2016


NEW YORK – Looks like Walgreens needs some first aid of its own. 


Thousands of people across the country chose the drugstore chain as the 'worst employer' among eight of America's most recognizable brands such as Whole...

02.29.2016


Washington, D.C.—As the number of charter schools continues to rise, few states are paying adequate attention to how to hold these schools accountable to parents, communities, and taxpayers. Now, new poll results released today by In the Public Interest...

02.19.2016

President Obama has announced his intentions to fulfill his constitutional responsibility to nominate a replacement to the Supreme Court to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. Obama also called on the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely...

02.19.2016


NEW YORK CITY Wal-Mart’s wage hike to a minimum $10 per hour kicks in tomorrow, February 20, but the higher wages fall well short of a living wage. Last year, Wal-Mart earned more than $16 billion in net income and announced plans to...

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