WASHINGTON – Workers in some cities and states will be getting a raise next week as annual minimum wage increases go into effect around the country. In states and cities that have passed significant minimum wage increases, some workers will receive raises of $1 an hour or more as minimum wages are phased in to […]
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CHICAGO – The movement to give minimum wage workers a raise continues gaining momentum across the country, with Cook County Commissioners in Illinois Wednesday voting decisively 13-3 in favor of a $13 minimum wage. Cook County is the second most populous county in the U.S. after Los Angeles County, California. The minimum wage in Cook […]
To make ends meet, a single adult with student loan debt needs to be paid more than $17 per hour in most states, according to research by People's Action Institute. WASHINGTON – Some 43 million people in the United States have student loan debt. Yet, that significant expense is left out of traditional cost of […]
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled today against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in case brought by the mortgage company PHH Corp. Liz Ryan Murray, Policy Director for People’s Action Institute, issued the following statement in response: “Today, the D.C. Circuit Court joined the assault on the CFPB […]
Washington, D.C. – Grassroots groups are making a final push for the CFPB to strengthen proposed rules for the payday lending industry on the last day public comment period that has seen a heated battle between fair lending advocates and the payday lending industry. Advocates say the proposed rule still has far too many loopholes […]