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EPI applauds House passage of the Build Back Better Act
November 19, 2021

New report shows how care workers are undervalued and deserve higher wages
November 18, 2021

Midwestern state lawmakers undermine workers’ rights and economic well-being by preempting local policymaking
October 14, 2021

New report highlights lessons from pandemic unemployment insurance programs for building better automatic stabilizers
October 12, 2021

Cutting the reconciliation bill to $1.5 trillion would support nearly 2 million fewer jobs per year
October 7, 2021

Celine McNicholas promoted to director of policy and government affairs at the Economic Policy Institute, will also serve as general counsel
October 5, 2021

Nearly 2 million direct care workers would benefit from a $15 minimum wage by 2025
September 28, 2021

David Cooper named director of EPI’s Economic Analysis and Research Network
September 27, 2021

The shift to all-electric vehicles could create over 150,000 jobs by 2030—if policymakers make smart investments to secure U.S. leadership in the auto sector
September 22, 2021

Naomi Walker named vice president of the Economic Policy Institute
September 21, 2021

Seventeen winners of the Nobel Prize in economics sign letter in support of the President’s Build Back Better package: Statement from Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz
September 20, 2021

The cannabis industry could be a model of good jobs—if policymakers strengthen workers’ right to unionize
September 20, 2021

Budget reconciliation package and bipartisan infrastructure bill would support more than 4 million jobs per year
September 16, 2021

Nearly 100 organizations urge Congress to stand up to pressure from corporate lobbyists and pass President Biden’s Build Back Better plan: Letter denounces corporate lobbyists’ assault on vital programs and services supporting children and working families and combating climate change
September 9, 2021

Economist Heidi Shierholz named president of the Economic Policy Institute
September 7, 2021

High-pressure labor markets with sustained low unemployment can narrow racial gaps in wages and employment
August 24, 2021

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler appointed interim Chair of EPI’s Board of Directors following Richard Trumka’s passing
August 19, 2021

CEO pay soared nearly 19% in 2020: CEOs made 351 times as much as the typical worker
August 10, 2021

The Economic Policy Institute mourns the passing of Richard Trumka
August 5, 2021

Media advisory: White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein to join EPI event on wage suppression
July 28, 2021

Press call today at 4 p.m. Eastern: Economists react to Fed Chair Powell’s testimony, CPI report
July 14, 2021

EPI applauds the House’s repeal of Trump EEOC’s conciliation rule
June 24, 2021

New report from national advocacy groups, unemployed workers, and think tanks proposes critical policy reforms to unemployment insurance: National day of action being held in Washington, D.C. and six other cities
June 24, 2021

Collective bargaining rights help narrow the pay gap for local government workers
June 17, 2021

Employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors deprives millions of their rights
June 16, 2021

More than half a million child care workers would benefit from a $15 minimum wage by 2025
June 9, 2021

Black and Latinx workers are underrepresented in professional occupations
June 8, 2021

U.S. Section 232 tariffs boosted the aluminum industry—and should be continued: New study shows aluminum import measures benefited U.S. workers and created jobs
May 26, 2021

Media advisory: Trade experts to release new Economic Policy Institute study on U.S. Section 232 aluminum tariffs
May 21, 2021

Black, Hispanic, and AAPI workers have experienced the brunt of job losses in leisure and hospitality: New report examines the workers and industries hurt most by the COVID-19 recession
May 20, 2021

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