Media Relations Specialist
Susan is a media relations specialist at EPI, in which capacity she works with the communications team to release reports and manage EPI’s outward-facing communications. Before joining EPI in spring 2015, she worked on a congressional campaign in Northern Virginia and with the marketing department at the University of Chicago Press. She also previously worked with the bus operations department at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston.
M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
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During his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis is expected to address economic issues like inequality and poverty, continuing his criticism of trickle-down economic policy.
A few have asked whether or not Netflix’s paid parental leave policy will set a new standard in the American workplace. Unfortunately, the exclusion of its lower-paid workers from the policy already reflects a harsh reality facing U.S. workers: paid family leave is a rarity, and when it is offered, the recipients are much more likely to be high-wage earners.
Growing trade deficits and the collapse of manufacturing output following the Great Recession are directly responsible for the loss of 5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs.