Striketober
Preemption
Build Back Better
Debt Ceiling

Seeking relief from grueling hours, unfair wages, substandard benefits, and poor health and safety conditions, workers across the country are fighting back. Many are putting their paychecks on the line by going on strike. Read more

EPI State Economic Analyst Julia Wolfe explains what preemption is, how preemption is frequently abused by states, and how this abuse hurts workers and their families in cities across the country. Watch the video

The investments and social insurance expansions provided for by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Congress’s $3.5 trillion (over 10 years) budget reconciliation bill will boost productivity and provide key relief to family budgets in coming years. Read the report

The debt ceiling showdown has been put on pause until December. But we are doomed to repeat this insane exercise again and again unless we abolish the debt ceiling once and for all. Read the blog post

EPI in the news

  • Cronkite News | August 27, 2021
  • Rhode Island Monthly | August 27, 2021
  • Counterpunch | August 27, 2021
  • Capital and Main | August 27, 2021
  • Forbes | August 27, 2021
  • Civil Eats | August 27, 2021
  • Background Briefing with Ian Masters | August 27, 2021

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