The Facts that Matter– Prosperity for Working Families

CPI – Prosperity for Working Families

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all.  CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region, providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice.

CPI was founded in 1997 on the bedrock principle that public policy change can make the economy work for everyone. Through data-driven research, targeted communications, and organizing to empower working people and build coalitions, we work to level the playing field while strengthening the economy.

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Shorted: Restaurant Worker Sandra Speaking at Press Conference (Full Clip)

Sandra has worked in restaurants for over 10 years. She has gone hours without being allowed to take breaks, including bathroom breaks. Denying breaks is a form of wage theft. For our 2015 Shorted report we interviewed 337 people who work in the restaurant industry and 84% said they were denied breaks within that last year. (more…)

Professor Jill Esbenshade explains “Shorted”

Professor Jill Esbenshade explains how many of San Diego’s restaurant workers face wage theft and other legal violations regularly. Read more about this CPI/SDSU report: www.onlinecpi.org/shorted

The Facts that Matter– Prosperity for Working Families

CPI – Prosperity for Working Families

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all.  CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region, providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice.

CPI was founded in 1997 on the bedrock principle that public policy change can make the economy work for everyone. Through data-driven research, targeted communications, and organizing to empower working people and build coalitions, we work to level the playing field while strengthening the economy.

2015 Spotlight on Justice Recipient SD 22

CPI Gala 2008: Honorees

CPI honors Gracia Molina de Pick, Hon. Toni Atkins, and San Diego’s Educators and Teachers at our 2008 gala.

Students for Economic Justice Happy Hour

Kelly Mayhew and Jim Miller, our amazing Students for Economic Justice advisory board members, are generously hosting a Happy Hour fundraiser at their private residence in support of CPI’s SEJ program! Join us for drinks and appetizers in support of

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