“Esta decisión causará un dolor económico inmediato en 26 estados donde es más probable que se prohíba el aborto y donde las personas ya enfrentan salarios más bajos, menos poder de los trabajadores y acceso limitado a la atención médica”, dijo Heidi Shierholz, presidenta del Instituto de Política Económica, en un comunicado.
“Abortion rights are economic rights, and this decision means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for abortion seekers,” Heidi Shierholz, president of the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, said in a statement on Friday.
Others say abortion access is an “economic right” for women. “Access to abortion and abortion services can have powerful impacts on abortion patients’ economic outcomes, including what kinds of jobs they can and cannot take, educational attainment, chances of being in poverty and financial distress, and so much more,” said Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
“Abortion rights are economic rights, and this decision means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for abortion seekers. Low- and middle-income people, especially Black and Brown women, will bear the brunt of the impact,” Heidi Shierholz, the president of the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, said Friday.
“This decision will cause immediate economic pain in 26 states where abortion bans are most likely and where people already face lower wages, less worker power, and limited access to health care,” said Heidi Shierholz, president of the Economic Policy Institute, in a statement released Friday. “The fall of Roe will be an additional economic barricade.”
“Abortion rights are economic rights,” said Heidi Shierholz, president of the Economic Policy Institute. “This decision means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for abortion seekers,” she said, which will impact women of color the most.
“This decision will cause immediate economic pain in 26 states where abortion bans are most likely and where people already face lower wages, less worker power and limited access to health care. The fall of Roe will be an additional economic barricade,” Heidi Shierholz, president of the Economic Policy Institute, said in a statement.
“Abortion rights are economic rights, and this decision means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for abortion seekers. Low- and middle-income people, especially Black and Brown women, will bear the brunt of the impact.”
That used to be a very common question in the U.S., as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 470 major work stoppages in 1952. By 1980, that number had dropped to 187. There were just 16 major strikes last year, which was double the amount in 2020. Think tanks like the Economic Policy Institute argue there were many more work stoppages at smaller companies last year that the Labor Department didn’t monitor.
Robert Scott, Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute, offers a closer look at the Defense Production Act and its potential to spur the development of a robust solar supply chain in the U.S. Scott examines the policies and trade dynamics that led to China’s dominance in the global solar supply chain, and how the DPA and related trade and industrial policies might create the foundation for a competitive domestic solar manufacturing industry.
Josh Bivens, research director for the Economic Policy Institute, recently deconstructed each major component impacting prices over the past year, including wages, corporate profits and supply-chain issues.
Wage theft is when an employee is not paid the full amount to which they are entitled. In a report done by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in 2017, between the years 2015 and 2016, $2 billion was given to employees that reported unpaid wages.
About 9 million working women of childbearing age fall into that category, as well as an additional 3.7 million salaried workers who earn above the law’s salary threshold but whose job duties mean they should be eligible under the law, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank. The analysis studied only women, not all people who can become pregnant.
It’s unclear whether any of the fired employees will try to file suit with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). But if they do, lawyers say they will have a strong case. “To be covered, an action has to be concerted (certainly the case here) and it has to relate to working conditions,” says Charlotte Garden, a law professor at Seattle University who wrote about employee speech rights for the Economic Policy Institute earlier this year.
“Low income families have weathered the storm of the pandemic, with some help of the federal government. But now many of those pandemic programs have come to an end, just as families are being pummeled with high inflation and a shortage of childcare. The Economic Policy Institute recently found that the average cost of infant care in Wisconsin is 48% more expensive than the average cost of a public college,” Rhodes-Conway says.
The Economic Policy Institute paints a grim picture. Since 2000, wage growth for white and Hispanic workers has been about four times that of Black workers. Wage gaps between Black people and their white counterparts grew between 2000 and 2018, the year the institute released the study.
This practice has been so widely adopted that more than 60 million workers across the U.S. are subject to mandatory arbitration as of 2017, according to a study published by the Economic Policy Institute.
According to the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, the recovery funds being “prematurely” phased out coupled with continued gaps in state and local revenues, “left a total shortfall of nearly $1,000 per student in 2012-2013, a point when the economic recovery was purportedly in full swing.”
Most of the continuing trade relationship is driven by the soaring dollar, which is only going to make it more difficult to decouple, said Robert Scott, a longtime expert in U.S.-China trade at the progressive Economic Policy Institute. Thanks to tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve and large-scale buying of U.S. financial assets as a safe haven, it has become far more expensive in recent months to sell U.S. goods abroad—and cheaper once again to buy Chinese.
In the last year, however, “nominal wage growth…has lagged far behind inflation,” Josh Bivens, research director at the labor-supported Economic Policy Institute, wrote last month. That means “labor costs are dampening — not amplifying — price pressures.”
Overall, wages are growing at 5.2% a year. But wages for some of the lowest-paid workers — those in bars and restaurants, truck-driving and warehousing — are up well over 11%. There’s simply been too much demand for service workers and not enough supply. But this dynamic is fragile, according to Heidi Shierholz at the Economic Policy Institute.
A 2021 analysis of government data by Reuters found that at the end of 2019, the average unionized retail worker earned roughly $730 per week, compared to $670 for their nonunion counterparts. Another report, from the Economic Policy Institute, found that unionized workers earn 11.2% more on average than nonunion workers in the same industry. This, in part, is one of the reasons that the Biden administration has sought to beef up union membership, even stating that “it is our administration’s belief that unions benefit all of us” in a recent report.