Press releases and announcements

CBO report shows broad benefits from higher minimum wage
July 8, 2019

Media Advisory: Heidi Shierholz joins press call to discuss CBO report on minimum wage at 3 p.m. Eastern
July 8, 2019

Jobs rebound in June points to ongoing recovery
July 5, 2019

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would provide public service workers the national right to join in union
June 26, 2019

EPI submits comments to the Department of Labor opposing its proposed joint-employer rule: Proposed rule would cost workers more than $1 billion in wages annually
June 25, 2019

Media advisory: Paul Krugman, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky to keynote Taxing the (Very) Rich conference: Tax policy experts, activists, advocates, organizers, and elected officials will be make the case for taxing the ultra-wealthy
June 18, 2019

Jhacova Williams joins the Economic Policy Institute as PREE economist
June 17, 2019

Infrastructure investments would create more jobs if accompanied by reductions in the trade deficit
June 13, 2019

EPI urges Congress to pass the Restoring Overtime Pay Act to provide better overtime protections for 8.2 million additional workers
June 12, 2019

Pace of slowdown in employment growth is troubling
June 7, 2019

Class of 2019 high school graduates are entering a solid labor market, but remain worse off than similar graduates in 2000
June 6, 2019

Curbing CEO pay will require a broad policy toolkit, including measures to empower shareholders
June 4, 2019

More than half of teachers do not feel supported, and one in four has considered quitting as a result: Challenging working environment contributes to the teacher shortage
May 30, 2019

State black–white unemployment gaps hold steady or widen
May 22, 2019

EPI urges DOL not to weaken overtime standards for working people
May 21, 2019

One year since Epic Systems v. Lewis, arbitration is on the rise
May 21, 2019

Speakers at EPI’s Next Recession event expand on the potential causes and consequences of the next recession in a series of essays
May 16, 2019

The Restoring Justice for Workers Act is a crucial first step towards shifting the balance of power between workers and employers
May 15, 2019

The class of 2019 is graduating into an improving economy, but young college graduates—especially women and people of color—still face significant challenges
May 14, 2019

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Teresa Ghilarducci to host discussion on solutions for the retirement crisis
May 13, 2019

59 percent of teachers take on additional paid work to supplement their pay
May 9, 2019

Uber drivers earn the equivalent of $9.21 in hourly wages: Resources and research on Uber and the gig economy
May 7, 2019

Solid job growth in April, but don’t be fooled by the historically low unemployment rate—it fell as would-be workers left the labor force
May 3, 2019

The PRO Act is a crucial step toward restoring workers’ rights on the job
May 2, 2019

Healthy headline GDP number masks some economic weakness, particularly in business investment
April 26, 2019

Teacher weekly wage penalty reached a record high in 2018
April 24, 2019

Experts discuss what might cause the next recession and what our response should be
April 18, 2019

U.S. schools struggle to staff themselves due to the increasing teacher shortage and a decreasing interest in teaching careers: High-poverty schools are hit the hardest
April 16, 2019

Workers will lose out on $1.2 billion under Trump administration overtime proposal
April 8, 2019

Richard Rothstein narrates new short film based on The Color of Law
April 8, 2019

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