Economic Policy Institute

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the Capitol complex on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
Economists have estimated that hiking the wage floor to $15 for federal contract workers would result in direct raises for at least 240,000 low-wage employees.
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Workers walk a picket line in front of the Miami Tower as they strike against the building's cleaning contractor, SFM Services, on February 12, 2021 in Miami, Florida. They accuse the company of having unsafe working conditions, low wages, intimidation and retaliation over union organizing efforts. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
"We need to do better for working people," said one advocate.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
People hold pro-worker signs and rally outside a Whole Foods Market after marching from Amazon headquarters in solidarity with Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama on March 26, 2021.
"This decline of unions wasn't inevitable—it was a deliberate policy choice...


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.