Press releases and announcements

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

Press call on Wednesday: Economists discuss the need for a multi-trillion dollar public investment to rebuild economy
April 6, 2021

U.S. Section 232 tariffs lifted the steel industry—and should be continued: New study shows steel import measures benefited workers and created jobs
March 24, 2021

EPI applauds the confirmation of Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor
March 22, 2021

Media advisory: Trade experts to release new Economic Policy Institute study on effectiveness of U.S. Section 232 steel import restraints
March 22, 2021

EPI calls for united condemnation of anti-Asian racism and violence
March 19, 2021

Press call on Tuesday: Economists discuss American Rescue Plan’s impact on GDP and job growth
March 15, 2021

EPI applauds passage of the American Rescue Plan
March 10, 2021

To confront racial and gender discrimination at the workplace, we must consider power imbalances and bolster enforcement
March 10, 2021

EPI applauds House passage of the PRO Act
March 9, 2021

Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would give 32 million workers a raise: New report shows how many workers would benefit in each state
March 9, 2021

Jobs report shows more than 25 million workers are directly harmed by the COVID labor market: Congress must pass the full $1.9 trillion relief package immediately
March 5, 2021

Right-to-work legislation is wrong for Montana: A typical Montanan worker would lose $1,143 annually if passed
February 25, 2021

Wages grew in 2020 because low-wage workers experienced the brunt of the job losses
February 24, 2021

Number of striking workers declined in 2020 but data fail to capture many COVID-19 worker-safety walkouts
February 19, 2021

EPI applauds the reintroduction of the FAIR Act
February 11, 2021

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