Posts Tagged ‘economic policy institute’

Jan
2013
28

EPI: A Job Shortage, Not a Skills Shortage, is Holding the Recovery Back

EPI: A Job Shortage, Not a Skills Shortage, is Holding the Recovery Back
There is a perceived fallacy, that of a lack of skilled workers in the United States, that permeates Republican thinking on jobs. This erroneous train of thought miraculously pulls into the station when jobs bills are being debated against and economy stimulating policies, like infrastructure spending, are being beaten back to the Democratic...
Jan
2013
14

What Has “Right-to-Work” Brought Indiana? Increased Union Solidarity and an Enhanced Value Proposition.

When the Michigan legislature began its new session last week union activists welcomed the lawmakers back to the capital in a “walk of shame” rally intended to remind them that their brazen anti-worker agenda during the lame duck session which yielded “Right-to-Work” would not be met with pacifism. Michigan lawmakers are...
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Jan
2013
3

Nearly 1,000,000 Americans Seeing Minimum Wage Increases (of Varying Degrees) This Year

Nearly 1,000,000 Americans Seeing Minimum Wage Increases (of Varying Degrees) This Year
Nearly 1 million American workers will see their pay increase in 10 states this year thanks to minimum wage raises. Of those states, nine will see a slight increase due to legislation that links or “indexes” their state’s minimum wage to inflation. In Rhode Island, a bill signed into law in June (that took effect ...
Aug
2012
27

REPORT: Between ’01 and ’11, Trade Deficit With China Eliminated or Displaced 2.7 Million U.S. Jobs

REPORT: Between ’01 and ’11, Trade Deficit With China Eliminated or Displaced 2.7 Million U.S. Jobs
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reveals the effect that China’s admittance to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had on U.S. workers and the domestic economy. According to Robert E. Scott, researcher of The China Toll, “between 2001 and 2011, the trade deficit with China eliminated or displaced more than 2.7 ...