Our Issues

Every day, hardworking people are robbed of the compensation they’ve earned by their labor. Employers steal wages when they fail to pay overtime, pay less than the minimum wage,...

Low-wage workers and their families continue to struggle, even as the US economy recovers from the Great Recession of 2008. While stable, middle-income jobs were lost in significant numbers, the...

Millions of middle-class jobs have been replaced by jobs that offer too few hours, too low pay, and no benefits. Public policy, driven by corporate interests, is a chief culprit of this great...

Every day in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, thousands of vehicles roll into car washes. These are the livery cars that shuttle Wall Street executives between meetings, the taxis that take...

CPD Impact

Nov 2016: During 2016, the Federal Reserve made an historic shift in how it makes the most important economic decisions in the country. For the first time they are taking into account low-income communities of color. For the past 100 years the Fed has been dominated by white, male, corporate executives who have cared little about building an economy that works for everyone.