Press releases and announcements

New policy guide details how states can strengthen laws to fight oppressive child labor
February 27, 2024

Major strike activity increased by 280% in 2023
February 21, 2024

Senate should reject deal that would punish asylum seekers and trade away human rights for temporary defense funding
February 5, 2024

Updated Family Budget Calculator shows cost of living in every county and metropolitan area
January 31, 2024

Union membership levels increased in 2023 as the private sector saw gains and the public sector saw losses: Many more workers wanted to join a union, but couldn’t
January 23, 2024

EPI applauds new DOL rule to curb employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors
January 9, 2024

Paid sick leave access has expanded as states enacted new laws, but many low-wage workers still lack access
November 2, 2023

New report examines the Midwest’s economic recovery: The region has had the slowest median wage growth since the pandemic
October 17, 2023

The Southern economic development model has failed to provide economic security for workers and families
October 11, 2023

Teacher pay fell further behind in 2022: Teachers made 26.4% less than other similarly educated professionals
September 29, 2023

Despite slight decline, CEOs made 344 times as much as the typical worker in 2022: CEO pay has soared 1,209.2% since 1978
September 21, 2023

Poverty increased sharply in 2022 due to safety net cutbacks and inflation shock: Strong labor market signals a better 2023
September 12, 2023

New report explains what’s driving the resurgence in strike activity this summer
August 30, 2023

EPI President Heidi Shierholz applauds proposed Department of Labor rule to raise overtime threshold
August 30, 2023

New report finds a record-low number of federal wage and hour investigations of farms in 2022
August 22, 2023

Sixty years later, policy has failed to meet the March on Washington’s economic demands: New EPI report shows that racial economic disparities have persisted with limited policy focus on racial equity
August 1, 2023

New fact sheet shows that unions support a more equitable economy
July 31, 2023

A growing number of states are passing the CROWN Act to ban hair-based discrimination
July 26, 2023

EPI praises the confirmation of Jared Bernstein as Biden’s top economic adviser
June 13, 2023

New report documents innovative community enforcement programs to fight wage theft
June 8, 2023

The Economic Policy Institute mourns the passing of AFL-CIO chief economist and Howard University professor William Spriggs
June 7, 2023

New report finds that roughly half of older workers have difficult jobs
May 17, 2023

Nearly 100 organizations urge Senate HELP Committee to advance Julie Su’s nomination as Secretary of Labor
April 19, 2023

New report finds the lowest-paid workers have seen historically fast wage growth since 2019
March 23, 2023

With child labor violations on the rise, new report shows that child labor laws are under attack in states across the country
March 14, 2023

EPI praises the nomination of Julie Su as Secretary of Labor
March 1, 2023

EPI applauds the reintroduction of the PRO Act
February 28, 2023

New report reveals extent of tech companies’ state-by-state agenda to unravel workers’ rights
February 23, 2023

Major strike activity increased nearly 50% in 2022
February 22, 2023

New policy memo makes the economic case for expanding the scope of reconciliation
January 30, 2023

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