Sick Days
The Midwest
The South

The share of workers who have access to paid sick days has increased nationwide. However, lack of paid sick days is still a real problem for many workers—especially low-wage workers. Read the report

Understanding the scope of low pay in this country is a critical step in fixing the problem. The Low Wage Workforce Tracker shines a light on the U.S. workers paid the least. Explore the tracker

Decades of relentless attacks on unions, bolstered by anti-worker policies, have weakened the Midwest’s economy. Gains made during the pandemic will be lost unless policymakers change course. Read the report

Southern politicians claim that “business-friendly” policies lead to an abundance of jobs and economic prosperity for all Southerners. The data actually show a grim economic reality. Read the report

EPI in the news

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  • The Journal Record (Oklahoma) | December 8, 2023
  • The American Prospect | December 8, 2023

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