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TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules Is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules Is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is fatally flawed.

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Working People (and the Facts) Stand Up to Right to Work Push in West Virginia

That didn't take long. As the West Virginia Legislature opened Wednesday, the first bill out of the gates was "right to work" legislation that does nothing more than attack the rights of working people. As the video above shows, workers weren't happy about the proposal and flooded the Capitol to express their opposition to the dangerous bill.

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Walmart's Policies Have Sent 400,000 Jobs to China

Walmart's Policies Have Sent 400,000 Jobs to China

Walmart's policies have sent 400,000 jobs to China since 2001, a new report conservatively estimates. The report from the Economic Policy Institute describes the process through which Walmart, the world's largest retailer, serves as a key conduit of Chinese products being introduced to the American market.

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Do U.S. Workers Really Have to Rely on Canadian and Mexican Negotiators to Look Out for Our Jobs?

Do U.S. Workers Really Have to Rely on Canadian and Mexican Negotiators to Look Out for Our Jobs?

Throughout 2014 and 2015, the Barack Obama administration and cheerleaders for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have bragged about the “job creation” effects of the TPP. Others have been more skeptical, including the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Economic and Policy Research

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What Do Families Need Just to Get By?

In his song "Get By," rapper Talib Kweli asks a question...

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Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

The Economic Policy Institute has produced detailed information about the 13.5 million salaried working people and their families who would benefit from the Labor Department’s proposed overtime eligibility rules.

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Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Think Progress, the Institute for Policy Studies and Robert Reich have released important research, news and commentary about the economy recently. Here's a look at some of the key facts they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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7 Key Findings in EPI's New Report on Race and Unemployment

Photo courtesy Simon Cunningham on Flickr

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a new report this week that takes a deeper look at unemployment, particularly when it comes to racial disparities in the recovery from the Great Recession. The report, written by Valerie Wilson, argues that the projected decline in unemployment for 2015 won't lift African Americans out of the employment crater caused by the recession.

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Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States

Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States

A series of recent reports from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) make clear the case for why wages have stagnated in the United States. 

Before digging into the details, it's important to note a few things. First off, wage stagnation is not a small problem, it's something that affects 90% of all workers. As one of the authors of these reports, Lawrence Mishel, says: "Since the late 1970s, wages for the bottom 70 percent of earners have been essentially stagnant, and between 2009 and 2013, real wages fell for the entire bottom 90 percent of the wage distribution." Second, while the Great Recession made things worse, the problem goes back 35 years. And third, and most importantly, wage stagnation is a matter of choice, not necessity.

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EPI Maps Out Plan to Raise America’s Wages

“Raising wages is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality, boosting living standards for the broad middle-class, reducing poverty and sustaining economic growth,” according to Raising America’s Pay, a new initiative from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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