Press releases and announcements

Paid sick leave access has expanded as states enacted new laws, but many low-wage workers still lack access
November 2, 2023

New report examines the Midwest’s economic recovery: The region has had the slowest median wage growth since the pandemic
October 17, 2023

The Southern economic development model has failed to provide economic security for workers and families
October 11, 2023

Teacher pay fell further behind in 2022: Teachers made 26.4% less than other similarly educated professionals
September 29, 2023

Despite slight decline, CEOs made 344 times as much as the typical worker in 2022: CEO pay has soared 1,209.2% since 1978
September 21, 2023

Poverty increased sharply in 2022 due to safety net cutbacks and inflation shock: Strong labor market signals a better 2023
September 12, 2023

New report explains what’s driving the resurgence in strike activity this summer
August 30, 2023

EPI President Heidi Shierholz applauds proposed Department of Labor rule to raise overtime threshold
August 30, 2023

New report finds a record-low number of federal wage and hour investigations of farms in 2022
August 22, 2023

Sixty years later, policy has failed to meet the March on Washington’s economic demands: New EPI report shows that racial economic disparities have persisted with limited policy focus on racial equity
August 1, 2023

New fact sheet shows that unions support a more equitable economy
July 31, 2023

A growing number of states are passing the CROWN Act to ban hair-based discrimination
July 26, 2023

EPI praises the confirmation of Jared Bernstein as Biden’s top economic adviser
June 13, 2023

New report documents innovative community enforcement programs to fight wage theft
June 8, 2023

The Economic Policy Institute mourns the passing of AFL-CIO chief economist and Howard University professor William Spriggs
June 7, 2023

New report finds that roughly half of older workers have difficult jobs
May 17, 2023

Nearly 100 organizations urge Senate HELP Committee to advance Julie Su’s nomination as Secretary of Labor
April 19, 2023

New report finds the lowest-paid workers have seen historically fast wage growth since 2019
March 23, 2023

With child labor violations on the rise, new report shows that child labor laws are under attack in states across the country
March 14, 2023

EPI praises the nomination of Julie Su as Secretary of Labor
March 1, 2023

EPI applauds the reintroduction of the PRO Act
February 28, 2023

New report reveals extent of tech companies’ state-by-state agenda to unravel workers’ rights
February 23, 2023

Major strike activity increased nearly 50% in 2022
February 22, 2023

New policy memo makes the economic case for expanding the scope of reconciliation
January 30, 2023

New analysis estimates the economic costs of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
January 25, 2023

Unionization increased by 200,000 in 2022: Tens of millions more wanted to join a union, but couldn’t
January 19, 2023

New report explores connection between abortion access and economic security
January 18, 2023

Inequality continued to rise in 2021: The top 1% now hold a record share of total earnings while the bottom 90% lose ground
December 21, 2022

New report finds that immigration enforcement is funded at much higher levels than labor standards enforcement—and the gap is widening
December 15, 2022

Worker democracy is at risk if Congress does not increase NLRB funding
December 14, 2022

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