Tipped Workers
Raising America's Pay

The minimum wage for tipped workers has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991. As a result, tipped workers are twice as likely to live in poverty. The separate tipped minimum should be eliminated. Read the report

The overtime salary threshold has been allowed to fall to $455 per week, which is less than the poverty threshold for a family of four. To match historical benchmarks, it should be $1,122 per week. Read the report

Raising America’s Pay is a new EPI initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. Generating broad-based wage growth is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality and boosting living standards. View the research

CEOs at the top 350 firms earned an average of $15.2 million in 2013, up 937% since 1978. CEO pay is growing faster than worker pay, the stock market, and the wages of the top 0.1%. Read the report


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