Medicare for All
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Equal Pay Day
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Fundamental health reform like “Medicare for All” would be a hugely ambitious policy undertaking with profound effects on the economy and the economic security of households in America. But despite oft-repeated claims of large-scale job losses, a national program that would guarantee health insurance for every American would not profoundly affect the total number of jobs in the U.S. economy.?Read the report

It’s impossible to understand black voting today if you ignore the history of lynching. Economist Jhacova Williams explains how lynchings have a measurable impact on black voter registration over a hundred years later. Watch the video

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EPI’s new U.S. Tax & Spending Explorer is an interactive web feature designed to shed light on how the government raises and spends money—and how it affects household income up and down the income distribution. See where you fit in

Rising wage inequality and slow and uneven hourly wage growth for the vast majority of workers have been defining features of the U.S. labor market for the last four decades, despite steady productivity growth. Read the State of Working America Wages 2019?

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that there was an upsurge in major strike activity in 2018 and 2019, marking a 35-year high for the number of workers involved in a major work stoppage over a two-year period.?Read the report

Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day is February 11. It marks the number of days into 2020 that AAPI women have to work to make the same amount as their white male counterparts were paid in 2019. Read the blog post

Change is happening in workplaces all across America. Working people are joining together and organizing, mobilizing, and striking for fairness and justice—and they are winning.??Read about the Building Worker Power project

EPI’s Top Charts of 2019 highlight the economic policy priorities that must be addressed in 2020.??See the charts

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