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MEDIA ADVISORY:

A Lost Decade for Wages:

EPI to Hold Media Teleconference on Wages and the State of the U.S. Labor Market

Wednesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. EDT

**Number:  1-800-311-9403 Passcode: LABOR DAY ** 

On Wednesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the Economic Policy Institute will hold a media teleconference on the upcoming report, A Lost Decade for Wages. In the report, EPI President Lawrence Mishel and economist Heidi Shierholz conduct a comprehensive analysis of wage trends (and, where possible, compensation trends, which include fringe benefits such as health care and pensions). They find that across all available data sources, the story is essentially the same:  the vast majority of the workforce—including white-collar and blue-collar workers and those with and without a college degree—have seen their wages and benefits stagnate. The authors will distill the report’s findings, answer questions on the wide range of data and identify ways to generate wage growth.

A Lost Decade for Wages will be released in advance of the press call at 10 a.m. EDT. The report uses the most up-to-date data—up to the second quarter of 2013—and provides a thorough overview of wage trends for the past three decades.

To RSVP for the call, click here.

WHAT: Press call on A Lost Decade for Wages, with authors Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. EDT

DIAL-IN #1-800-311-9403 PASSCODE:  LABOR DAY

RSVP: Click here to RSVP or email news@epi.org.