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EPI News 06/17/2016


$15 in Baltimore would lift wages for 98,000

On Wednesday, EPI’s David Cooper testified before the Baltimore City Council on the benefits of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020. He explained that more than 1 in 4 of Baltimore’s workers would benefit from increasing the wage floor.


Retirement security in Philadelphia

EPI’s Monique Morrissey testified before the Philadelphia City Council on Wednesday. She explained why Philadelphia workers need policies that will increase their financial security in retirement.


Don’t slow the economy now

EPI’s Josh Bivens and Valerie Wilson presented research at the AFL-CIO’s conference on monetary policy. They discussed the Federal Reserve’s upcoming interest rate decisions and examined how monetary policy decisions affect millions of working people.