Press releases and announcements

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

Media advisory: Economists discuss CBO scoring of $15 minimum wage bill
February 8, 2021

The U.S. labor market remains 9.9 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels
February 5, 2021

Temporary work visa programs continued to expand under Trump—and are now in desperate need of reform to protect migrant workers
February 3, 2021

Raising the minimum wage to $15 would have direct and significant fiscal effects
February 2, 2021

Press call today: EPI economist joins panel reacting to CBO score of COVID relief plan
February 1, 2021

EPI applauds the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act: 32 million U.S. workers would benefit from a $15 federal minimum wage
January 26, 2021

Kyle Moore joins the Economic Policy Institute as PREE economist
January 25, 2021

Unionization rates rose in 2020 because a smaller share of union workers lost their jobs: Labor law reform should be a top priority for Congress and the new administration
January 22, 2021

President-elect Biden’s relief and recovery proposal would be a lifeline to workers and their families
January 14, 2021

Job opening and labor turnover survey reveals increasing layoffs in November
January 12, 2021

December jobs report provides a clear picture of Trump’s failed handling of the economy
January 8, 2021

EPI applauds President-elect Biden’s appointment of Marty Walsh for Secretary of Labor
January 7, 2021

EPI denounces the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
January 7, 2021

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