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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

Trump administration finalizes regulation that will cost tipped workers more than $700 million annually
December 22, 2020

The congressional relief bill is an important step toward addressing the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic
December 22, 2020

Policy groups release roadmap for states and cities to build a just and inclusive pandemic recovery
December 17, 2020

The Postal Service is foundational for our economy and democracy: The Biden administration and Congress must protect and strengthen it
December 16, 2020

70% of all investigations in agriculture detected violations of federal wage and hour laws and farm labor contractors are the biggest violators: Policymakers must do more to protect farmworkers and hold employers accountable
December 15, 2020

Corporate power and legal challenges have exploited weaknesses in labor law for over fifty years: Policymakers must make it easier for workers to form unions
December 10, 2020

Recovery continues to wane: Expiring unemployment relief means more trouble around the corner
December 4, 2020

Media advisory: EPI to hold panel on state Attorneys General offices’ role in protecting workers’ rights
December 1, 2020

Congress must urgently provide $3 trillion of fiscal relief to stop the economic bleeding and build a strong recovery
November 24, 2020

The Biden administration must strongly advocate for working people
November 7, 2020

October jobs report: Next president inherits a devastated economy with millions out of work
November 6, 2020

The Trump administration’s proposed independent contractor rule would cost workers at least $3.7 billion annually in lost pay and benefits
October 26, 2020

The Trump administration’s union election suspension at pandemic’s onset impacted nearly 17,000 workers
October 21, 2020

Investment in infrastructure and clean energy would create at least 6.9 million good jobs: Manufacturing, construction, and transportation sectors would gain the most
October 20, 2020

Addressing the teacher shortage requires a multi-pronged approach and long-term solutions
October 15, 2020

Young workers are the most likely to be unemployed and unable to work from home in the COVID-19 economy
October 14, 2020

New EPI “Unequal Power” project refutes assumption of equal bargaining power in the workplace
October 7, 2020

Media advisory: EPI to launch “Unequal Power” project: How the assumption of equal bargaining power in the workplace undermines freedom, fairness, and democracy
October 5, 2020

Slowdown in jobs added means we could be years away from a full recovery
October 2, 2020

Southern states’ use of preemption is disproportionately harming residents of color, women, and low-wage workers
September 30, 2020

Teachers are paid almost 20% less than similar workers: When including benefits, teachers still face a 10.2% total compensation penalty
September 17, 2020

50 ways the Trump administration has eroded workers’ rights while bolstering corporate power
September 16, 2020

Income gains from 2019 Census report illustrate the importance of getting closer to full employment during the recovery
September 15, 2020

Media advisory: EPI experts to discuss Census income and poverty data release
September 10, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic poses major challenges to U.S. students and their teachers—and exacerbates existing education inequities: Here is what these mean for education policy
September 10, 2020

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