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Pirate Equity: How Wall Street Firms are Pillaging American Retail

For decades, Wall Street firms have been driving economic inequality in our country, threatening working people’s livelihoods, and destabilizing local economies. Today, private equity firms...

07/23/2019 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring a Fair Workweek

As Wall Street Banks Sever Ties, Private Prison Companies Stand to Lose Over $1.9B in Future Financing

This year, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, SunTrust, BNP Paribas, and Fifth Third Bancorp publicly announced that they would no longer provide any new financing to the private prison...

07/17/2019 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Immigrant Rights - Combating Family Separation & Deportation

Safe Roads Across the Tri-State Area: The Case for Expanding Access to Driver’s Licenses in New York and New Jersey

A growing wave of twelve states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, has passed laws that make driver’s licenses accessible to all eligible residents, regardless of immigration status.

05/29/2019 | Immigrant Rights - Expanding Municipal ID Cards

Unchecked Corporate Power: Forced arbitration, the enforcement crisis, and how workers are fighting back

We predict that by 2024, more than 80 percent of private-sector, nonunion workers will be blocked from suing their employers by forced arbitration clauses.

05/20/2019 | Forced Arbitration: A Corporate Attack on Workers’ Rights

The Wall Street Banks Still Financing Private Prisons

Under the Trump administration, the number of immigrants detained by the US government has skyrocketed. Nearly 75% of those detained are held in private prisons, whose stock prices have soared...

04/8/2019

Technology and Disruption: Workers' Predictions on the Future of Retail

Retail is undergoing a period of significant disruption as technology transforms the sector. Though e-commerce is only 9% of all retail sales, this figure doubled in the last seven years and is...

02/28/2019 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities

Amid the worst renter crisis in a generation, it is time for policymakers to respond to the call for rent control to protect tenants from skyrocketing rents and displacement.

02/27/2019 | Advocating for Housing Justice

Expanding Voter Registration in High Schools: A Toolkit for Local Leaders

American democracy is at a crossroads. More than a decade of attacks on voting rights and democratic participation—from Shelby County v. Holder to restrictive state voter ID laws—have undermined core...

02/21/2019 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

The Urgent Need For A More Publicly Representative Fed: 2019 Diversity Analysis of Federal Reserve Bank Directors

The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fed Up Campaign conducts an annual analysis of the gender, racial, and occupational diversity of the Federal Reserve system’s leadership.

02/18/2019 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Fired on a Whim: The Precarious Existence of NYC Fast-Food Workers

One fast-food worker was fired for not smiling enough. Another was summarily dismissed for having long nails. A third was fired for arriving late once, which was due to her struggle to address...

02/12/2019 | Improving Job Quality

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