Press releases and announcements

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

New report shows the national teacher shortage has only gotten worse since the pandemic
December 6, 2022

Domestic workers are underpaid and more likely to live in poverty
November 22, 2022

A broken U.S. retirement system has stranded vulnerable older workers
November 16, 2022

CEO pay rose more than 11% in 2021: CEOs were paid 399 times as much as a typical worker in 2021—an all-time record
October 4, 2022

President Biden has advanced worker rights in the first 18 months of his administration, but there’s much more to do: New EPI report assesses the Biden administration’s record for workers
August 25, 2022

Wage theft in H-2B industries nears $2 billion as visa program grows
August 18, 2022

The teacher pay penalty hit a new high in 2021
August 16, 2022

EPI applauds Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
August 7, 2022

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