Raising America’s Pay Launch

Date: June 4, 2014

Please join the Economic Policy Institute on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:30 a.m. ET, for the launch of Raising America’s Pay, a new research and education initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will deliver the keynote address.

Income inequality is a hot topic now among economists, policymakers, and the media but the discussion around preventing the growth of inequality too frequently sidesteps the need to foster wage growth for the vast majority of Americans who rely on their paychecks to make ends meet. Raising wages is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality, boosting living standards for the broad middle-class, reducing poverty, and sustaining economic growth.

The event will include a panel discussion that highlights the failure to provide broad-based wage growth, and explains the role of labor market policies and practices in suppressing pay.  A second panel will feature leaders from on-the-ground efforts to raise wages.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP here.

Join in on Twitter @EconomicPolicy using #RaisePay