Ross Eisenbrey

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Romney Economic Advisor Andy Puzder Gets Overtime Pay Law Wrong

Supreme Court Is Set To Decide on Home Care Workers’ Right to Organize

Raise the Pay of Hard-Working Americans with an Update of the Overtime Rules

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out For Young Workers

NYT Reporters’ Anti-Public Pension Bias Leads to Faulty Conclusions

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Reflects a History of Racism

The UAW was Right to Appeal the Election Decision in Tennessee

Court of Appeals Hands Victory to U.S. Workers

Senators from States with High Long-Term Unemployment Will Decide the Fate of Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Life Is Worse In Right-To-Work States

The Federal Government Shouldn’t Directly Contribute To America’s Job-Quality Problem

Seth Harris’s Legacy: Lives Saved, Wages Restored, Pensions Secured, and a More Effective U.S. Department of Labor

Six Flags Wants an Exemption From a Minimum Wage Increase

A Viper Lurking in the Farm Bill: So-Called Sound Science Provision Carries Anti-Regulatory Poison


Senator Rubio: Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Policy Prescriptions

The Skills Shortage Myth: A Public Relations Tool for Bad Corporate Citizens

Detroit’s Deals with Financial Institutions Led to Disaster

North Carolina’s Failed Experiment in Cutting Unemployment Benefits

Another Apple Supplier in China Admits Gross Violations of Worker Rights

Law To End Abuse of Farmworkers Needs Strengthening

Unemployment Insurance Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution

The Courts Deny the Rights of Workers to Collective Action

Apple Ignores Code of Conduct as Factory Workers in China Work Illegal, Excessive Overtime


Unpaid Internships: Bad for Business, Bad for Interns

On Social Security, Elizabeth Warren Gets It Mostly Right

The United States Postal Service is Waking Up

We Have Skilled Construction Workers−They Need Jobs

Indian IT Outsourcing Firm Pays Biggest Immigration Fine in History

A Daily Reminder That Thousands Die In Preventable Workplace Deaths Every Year

Who, Exactly, Has Benefited from Mississippi’s Anti-Unionism? Not Its Workers.

EPI research by Ross Eisenbrey

  • Wage Theft is a Bigger Problem Than Other Theft—But Not Enough is Done to Protect Workers

    April 2, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey | Economic snapshot
  • The Overtime Threshold Has Eroded 57.5 Percent from its Peak Value

    March 19, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey and Hilary Wething | Economic snapshot
  • New inflation-adjusted salary test would bring needed clarity to FLSA overtime rules

    March 13, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey and Jared Bernstein | Report
  • Updating Overtime Rules Could Raise the Wages for Millions

    March 12, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey | Commentary
  • The Oklahoma State Worker Pension Plan: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Break It

    February 14, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey and Stephen Herzenberg | Testimony
  • President Obama’s Move to Raise the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors is Welcome News

    January 28, 2014 | By Ross Eisenbrey | Commentary