Economic Policy Institute

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to end the crisis of starvation wages in America and raise the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $15 an hour."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
"Congress should immediately move to pass President-elect Biden's plan," said...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
A waitress serves guests as people dine outdoors in Pasadena, California on December 2, 2020. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
"This rule change will make tipped workers even more vulnerable to exploitation...


ThinkProgress has assembled three charts that prove the premise of today's general strike : That workers suffer while the 1% prospers under systems that do not support us, but that rely on our labor, skills and compliance. Charts on productivity vs. wages, corporate profits and unions.