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The Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black and Hispanic workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would expand trade with low-wage, less-developed countries, reducing the wages of nearly 100 million non-college educated American workers by $180 billion each year. A new Economic Snapshot shows that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be especially harmful to black and Hispanic workers, who already suffer higher unemployment and lower wages than whites.


EPI launches State of Working America Data Library

EPI released the State of Working America Data Library, which provides researchers, media, and the public with easily accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive historical data on the American labor force. Compiled from EPI analysis of government data sources, the Data Library provides a clearinghouse of EPI’s best data to help people interested in the labor force answer questions, ask new ones, and find solutions.


Event: How big should our government be?

Economist Jeff Madrick and his co-authors will speak at EPI on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. ET about their new book How Big Should Our Government Be? Join us in DC or watch the livestream. This event is co-sponsored by the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation.

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post cited EPI’s report on the wages of nonunion workers, writing, “the weekly wages of non-union men without college degrees employed in the private sector would have been 8 percent higher in 2013 if union density had remained at 1979 levels.” | "Help wanted: Phony populism doesn’t feed the family" »
Bloomberg covered EPI’s report on the teacher pay gap, writing, “on average, whether teachers have a bachelor's or a master's degree, they earn 78.6 percent of what other workers with the same educational level get paid.” | "Teachers Face a 17 Percent Pay Cut When They Join the Noble Profession" »
In a Marketplace story about Apple’s tax avoidance, EPI’s Hunter Blair explained that the federal government should close the deferral loophole that allows companies to stash profits offshore in order to ensure companies pay their fair share of taxes. | "Apple to bring profits back: what’s the tax bill?" »
In a story about wage stagnation, PBS Newshour cited EPI’s report on union decline, noting that unions help boost the wages of all workers by establishing pay and benefit standards that many nonunion firms adopt. | "The economy is steadily improving, but wages aren’t. Could unions be the answer?" »
The Boston Globe also cited EPI’s report on unions and wages, noting that the decline of unions has cost private-sector workers nearly $3,000 per year—even more for non-college grads. | "Unions are winning fights, just not members" »
The Christian Science Monitor quoted EPI’s Lawrence Mishel on the rise of CEO pay. “CEO pay is high and I think it's going to grow,” he said. “We're on track to reestablish a new high.” | "CEO pay still high, but no longer a runaway train" »
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