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07/24/2019 | Published by: The Washington Post
07/24/2019

Private equity’s role in retail has decimated 1.3 million jobs, study says

Private equity’s role in retail has decimated 1.3 million jobs, study says

Women and people of color have been disproportionately affected by the layoffs as debt-ridden retailers closed thousands of stores, according to the report by six progressive nonprofit...

07/24/2019 | The Washington Post | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/24/2019 | Published by: Bloomberg
07/24/2019

Private Equity Has Killed 600,000 Retail Jobs, Study Says

Private Equity Has Killed 600,000 Retail Jobs, Study Says

Over the past decade, 597,000 U.S. employees working for retailers owned by private equity firms and hedge funds have lost their jobs, while the sector as a whole added more than a million...

07/24/2019 | Bloomberg | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/24/2019 | Published by: Business Report
07/24/2019

Private equity’s role in retail slashed 1.3 million jobs, study says

Private equity’s role in retail slashed 1.3 million jobs, study says

As The Washington Post reports, that total includes 600,000 retail workers, as well as 728,000 jobs in related industries. Women and people of color have been disproportionately affected as debt-...

07/24/2019 | Business Report | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/23/2019 | Published by: TruthOut
07/23/2019

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

Major private prison firms CoreCivic and GEO Group stand to lose 72 percent — about $1.9 billion — of their private financing as major banks commit to divesting from the private prison industry...

07/23/2019 | TruthOut | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/23/2019 | Published by: Gen by Medium
07/23/2019

The Fed — Yes, the Fed — Can Help Fix Inequality

The Fed — Yes, the Fed — Can Help Fix Inequality

“I think [Powell’s remarks] are a real vindication,” says Connie Razza, the chief of campaigns and policy at the Center for Popular Democracy, a liberal advocacy organization. “To have him...

07/23/2019 | Gen by Medium | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
07/23/2019 | Published by: The Coast News
07/23/2019

In North County budgets, policing most expensive line item

In North County budgets, policing most expensive line item

“Budgets are moral documents that reflect the values and priorities of our government, yet for communities of color, local budgets have too often come to represent their further oppression,”...

07/23/2019 | The Coast News | Racial Justice

New KPFA documentary highlights how Oakland’s unhoused face untold cycles of displacement; Plus: Protesters in Puerto Rico have given the Governor an ultimatum

Xiomara Caro Diaz is an organizer and activist, and a program director with the Center for Popular Democracy. She joins us live from the streets in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss the demands for...

07/22/2019 | KPFA | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
07/22/2019 | Published by: The Real News Network
07/22/2019

Corruption, Mismanagement, and Disrespect Fuel Puerto Rico Protests

Corruption, Mismanagement, and Disrespect Fuel Puerto Rico Protests

“Joining me now to discuss the recent events in Puerto Rico is Julio Lopez Varona. He’s a Co-Director of campaigns at the Center for Popular Democracy, which organizes the Puerto Rican community...

07/22/2019 | The Real News Network | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond

Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters Expected in Puerto Rico as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Says He Won't Resign. Here's What to Know

Puerto Rican activist Julio López Varona, an organizer for the New York-based Center for Popular Democracy––one of the groups behind the protests, says the protestors’ initial goal is to get...

07/22/2019 | Time | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
07/22/2019 | Published by: ShadowProof
07/22/2019

Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers

Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers

Make the Road New York and the Center for Popular Democracy compiled a report in April 2019 that estimated wage theft impacts around 2.1 million workers in New York every year, totaling more than...

07/22/2019 | ShadowProof | Combating Wage Theft

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