Press releases and announcements

Supreme Court ruling drastically weakens federal agencies and their ability to protect workers’ rights
June 28, 2024

New report illustrates the South’s economic underperformance
June 11, 2024

New report illustrates the failure of the Southern economic development model to create shared prosperity
May 6, 2024

New report examines the NLRB during the Biden and Trump administrations: President Biden’s appointees have rolled back much of Trump’s anti-worker agenda but more work remains to be done
May 1, 2024

EPI applauds the FTC’s ban on noncompete agreements
April 23, 2024

EPI President Heidi Shierholz welcomes Department of Labor final rule to raise overtime threshold
April 23, 2024

EPI applauds release of final rule to protect retirement savers
April 23, 2024

New report finds that the economy performs better under Democratic presidential administrations
April 10, 2024

The pressing threat to workers isn’t AI, it’s unbalanced employer power in the labor market
March 28, 2024

Lowest-paid workers have seen fastest wage growth of any group since 2019
March 21, 2024

New policy guide details how states can strengthen laws to fight oppressive child labor
February 27, 2024

Major strike activity increased by 280% in 2023
February 21, 2024

Senate should reject deal that would punish asylum seekers and trade away human rights for temporary defense funding
February 5, 2024

Updated Family Budget Calculator shows cost of living in every county and metropolitan area
January 31, 2024

Union membership levels increased in 2023 as the private sector saw gains and the public sector saw losses: Many more workers wanted to join a union, but couldn’t
January 23, 2024

EPI applauds new DOL rule to curb employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors
January 9, 2024

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

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