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EPI News 10/30/2016


Black workers’ median hourly wages could be 87 percent higher

In a new report, EPI’s Valerie Wilson explains that the economic inequality experienced by African American workers is due to both a racial wage gap and the failure of all workers’ wages to keep up with productivity. Wilson shows that by addressing both class and racial inequality, African American workers’ median hourly wages would be 87 percent higher.


White House calls for action on non-compete clauses

The White House issued a call-to-action for states to reform non-compete clauses, which hinder labor mobility for approximately 30 million—nearly one in five—workers in the United States. EPI’s Ross Eisenbrey explains why this is a good first step and why efforts to improve labor mobility should continue into the next administration.


Paying for progress: A tax reform agenda for the next president

On November 17th, The Century Foundation and EPI will host a discussion on how the next administration could implement comprehensive tax reform and progressive fiscal policies. Speakers include leading experts and policymakers such as: Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and EPI’s Josh Bivens. Join us November 17th.