Trade
Unions
Minimum Wage
Raising Wages

Net national gains enjoyed as a result of expanded trade will be much lower than the gross losses suffered by workers on the losing end of the TPP. Read the report

Collective bargaining raises wages for union members and non-members alike, and the decline of collective bargaining is a root cause of the rise in inequality. Read the fact sheet

Had the minimum wage been raised since 1968 at the same rate as growth in productivity, it would be nearly $18.50 per hour. View the snapshot

Policy choices led to wage stagnation, and policy choices can fix it. The Agenda to Raise America’s pay is an 11-point set of concrete, doable policies to get Americans’ wages rising again. Read the agenda

EPI in the news

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  • The Atlantic | April 17, 2015
  • Think Progress | April 17, 2015
  • Moyers & Company | April 17, 2015

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