Press releases and announcements

Seventeen winners of the Nobel Prize in economics sign letter in support of the President’s Build Back Better package: Statement from Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz
September 20, 2021

The cannabis industry could be a model of good jobs—if policymakers strengthen workers’ right to unionize
September 20, 2021

Budget reconciliation package and bipartisan infrastructure bill would support more than 4 million jobs per year
September 16, 2021

Nearly 100 organizations urge Congress to stand up to pressure from corporate lobbyists and pass President Biden’s Build Back Better plan: Letter denounces corporate lobbyists’ assault on vital programs and services supporting children and working families and combating climate change
September 9, 2021

Economist Heidi Shierholz named president of the Economic Policy Institute
September 7, 2021

High-pressure labor markets with sustained low unemployment can narrow racial gaps in wages and employment
August 24, 2021

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler appointed interim Chair of EPI’s Board of Directors following Richard Trumka’s passing
August 19, 2021

CEO pay soared nearly 19% in 2020: CEOs made 351 times as much as the typical worker
August 10, 2021

The Economic Policy Institute mourns the passing of Richard Trumka
August 5, 2021

Media advisory: White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein to join EPI event on wage suppression
July 28, 2021

Press call today at 4 p.m. Eastern: Economists react to Fed Chair Powell’s testimony, CPI report
July 14, 2021

EPI applauds the House’s repeal of Trump EEOC’s conciliation rule
June 24, 2021

New report from national advocacy groups, unemployed workers, and think tanks proposes critical policy reforms to unemployment insurance: National day of action being held in Washington, D.C. and six other cities
June 24, 2021

Collective bargaining rights help narrow the pay gap for local government workers
June 17, 2021

Employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors deprives millions of their rights
June 16, 2021

More than half a million child care workers would benefit from a $15 minimum wage by 2025
June 9, 2021

Black and Latinx workers are underrepresented in professional occupations
June 8, 2021

U.S. Section 232 tariffs boosted the aluminum industry—and should be continued: New study shows aluminum import measures benefited U.S. workers and created jobs
May 26, 2021

Media advisory: Trade experts to release new Economic Policy Institute study on U.S. Section 232 aluminum tariffs
May 21, 2021

Black, Hispanic, and AAPI workers have experienced the brunt of job losses in leisure and hospitality: New report examines the workers and industries hurt most by the COVID-19 recession
May 20, 2021

State and local prosecutors are increasingly cracking down on employer crimes against workers
May 17, 2021

Workers would be earning $10 more per hour if their wages had kept up with the increase in productivity
May 13, 2021

Senator Casey to join EPI for webinar envisioning a new U.S.-China policy
April 29, 2021

Legislation weakening public-sector unions in five states cut school districts’ spending on teacher salaries and benefits
April 29, 2021

EPI Director of Policy to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the civil rights impact of COVID-19
April 27, 2021

Weak anti-retaliation provisions in the National Labor Relations Act cost workers billions: The PRO Act would fix the NLRA’s structural shortcomings
April 22, 2021

Economic Policy Institute President Thea M. Lee’s statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict
April 21, 2021

Unequal workplace power deprives workers of the ability to protect themselves and receive fair compensation
April 19, 2021

The Amazon election in Bessemer showcased our broken union election system and why we must pass the PRO Act
April 9, 2021

The erosion of collective bargaining has cost middle-wage workers thousands of dollars each year: New report shows that deunionization has fueled the growth of wage inequality
April 8, 2021

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