Minimum Wage
Class & Schools

EPI’s new interactive map shows what individual states and localities are—or are not—doing to counter the erosion of the federal minimum wage. Explore the map

The Department of Labor is proposing to raise the overtime salary threshold to $50,440. This higher threshold would guarantee 15 million more workers overtime pay.

CEOs in the 350 largest U.S. firms were paid an average of $16.3 million in 2014. The continued rise of CEO pay has been a major factor fueling the growth of top 1 and 0.1 percent incomes. Read the report

As early as when children enter kindergarten there are already significant achievement gaps. In fact, socioeconomic status is the largest factor influencing children’s school readiness.  Read the report

EPI in the news

  • The Nation | July 30, 2015
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  • Wall Street Journal | July 28, 2015
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  • National Journal | July 28, 2015
  • The Washington Post | July 27, 2015

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