Economic Policy Institute

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Hundreds of Kentucky residents wait in long lines for assistance with unemployment benefits at the state capitol in Frankfort on June 19, 2020 (Photo: John Sommers/AFP/Getty Images).
"America's economy is getting hammered, but when those who need help most look to Washington they see Senate Republicans posturing with bad legislation and the White House refusing to negotiate."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"The pain is nowhere near over for millions of workers and their families...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sign a joint declaration on the new USMCA agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
"Trump pledged to eliminate the trade deficit and end job outsourcing, but the...


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.