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For Many Americans, the Great Recession Never Ended. Is the Fed About to Make It Worse?

When the Federal Reserve considers raising interest rates on July 28—and then again every six weeks after—MyAsia Reid, of Philadelphia, will be paying close attention. Despite holding a bachelor’s...

07/28/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase From Los Angeles to the Whole Country

Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers' efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don't get to the working people who produce them. Correcting that so that workers are...

07/27/2015 | Raising the Minimum Wage

US jobless claims at 40-year low: Is the labor market getting better?

The number of Americans applying for new unemployment benefits last week dropped to its lowest point in more than 40 years, signaling that the labor market may be stronger than many economists had...

07/23/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

New York Families Win $15 Minimum Wage

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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...

07/22/2015 | Raising the Minimum Wage

Jeb and Hillary’s opportunity on workweek fairness

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have been trading barbs about whether Americans are working hard enough, but behind the give-and-take is a real emerging issue that has a dire impact on our country’s...

07/22/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people...

07/22/2015 | Raising the Minimum Wage

Experts Urge Fed To Pursue 'Genuine Full Employment' Before Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve should pursue "genuine full employment" with "robust wage growth" before raising interest rates, experts from the Center for Popular...

07/21/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Chair Yellen’s Troubling Comments on African American Unemployment

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...

07/16/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Fed's Williams vows more transparency after meeting with Fed Up

San Francisco Fed President John Williams has promised more transparency after a rare meeting with a coalition of community and labor groups which also urged the U.S. central banker to keep...

07/16/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Janet Yellen To Jobless African-Americans: You're On Your Own

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told members of the House of Representatives in a hearing on Wednesday that the Fed's concerns about inflation limit its ability to address high African-American...

07/15/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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