Press releases and announcements

EPI applauds House passage of the Raise the Wage Act
July 18, 2019

EPI President writes letter supporting Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Stop Wall Street Looting Act’
July 18, 2019

EPI’s ‘Budget for Shared Prosperity’ would raise revenue and increase government spending to fund single-payer health care, infrastructure, and education
July 18, 2019

Congress should pass the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 to strengthen the ACA
July 17, 2019

EPI president testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the future of the American Dream
July 17, 2019

There’s ample room to improve professional development offered to teachers, despite a solid foundation
July 17, 2019

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

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