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A government shutdown would damage the economy. But steep cuts to essential programs would risk the economic security of millions

Allowing radicals in the House to deprive millions of basic economic security is a recipe for slower economic growth and widespread economic pain.

September 29, 2023 Groundwork Collaborative
Press Release

Groundwork Ahead of Senate Budget Committee Hearing: Tax the Wealthy

"Closing a loophole that allows hedge fund managers to contribute nothing to Social Security and Medicare should be an easy sell, as should funding the government and giving the IRS resources to crack down on wealthy tax cheats."

September 27, 2023

Groundwork’s Kitty Richards joins Bloomberg Markets

Today President Biden joined UAW picketers in Michigan to endorse the union's push for a major wage increase with three automakers. Kitty Richards, Acting Executive Director of the Groundwork Collaborative, joined "Bloomberg Markets" to discuss the political implications of Biden's visit; and's Jessica Caldwell provided the economic impact of these strikes.

September 26, 2023 Bloomberg
Press Release

Groundwork on UAW Strike: “The surge in labor organizing across the country is a win for our economy”

“By joining striking workers, President Biden sent a clear message that our economy works best when workers are driving it forward. The administration’s strong support for unions and historic public investments have empowered workers to stand up for better wages and economic security as corporations continue to rake in record profits."

September 26, 2023

Progressives, Democrats Unleash on GOP Over Government Shutdown Chaos

@GroundworkCollaborative: A shutdown is more than a political play by the @HouseGOP to walk back public investments folks rely on. It sends a clear message to vulnerable community members — like retirees on Social Security — that they don’t matter. It’s needlessly cruel.

September 20, 2023 Common Dreams
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Groundwork’s Kitty Richards Urges Fed to Take Data Seriously, Shift Course

“The Fed should take the data seriously and stop pretending that they can control gas prices or increase the supply of housing by making it harder for workers to pay their bills.”

September 19, 2023

Consumers face higher car prices, lower inventory if auto workers strike

“Strong labor markets, fueled by large-scale public investments in the workers who keep our economy going, offer workers agency to stand up for better wages and working conditions and walk off the job when basic labor standards aren’t met,” stated Rakeen Mabud, chief economist at Groundwork Collaborative, a progressive economic advocacy nonprofit.

September 15, 2023 Michigan Advance
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ICYMI: Leading Experts Highlight Key Lessons, Value of Public Investment at “Roaring Out of Recession” Virtual Event

WH CEA Member Heather Boushey: “The big lesson learned is that unemployment in the wake of recession is a choice.”

September 14, 2023

What to know about the August inflation spike

The Fed “can’t make homes more affordable or control oil prices by kicking workers out of their jobs. If we care about the cost of living, we need to focus on investing in people and families,” said Kitty Richards, acting executive director of the progressive nonprofit Groundwork Collaborative.

September 13, 2023 The Hill
Press Release

Groundwork Reacts to CPI Report

“Chair Powell can’t make homes more affordable or control oil prices by kicking workers out of their jobs. If we care about the cost of living, we need to focus on investing in people and families. That means empowering workers, delivering affordable housing and child care, and building our clean energy future.”

September 13, 2023
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