Press Release Archive (Page 6)

  • EPI Television Ad in Kentucky Compares Obama’s False Claims on Minimum Wage to Broken Promises on Health Care

    September 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is announcing a television commercial airing in the Louisville metropolitan area in Kentucky that compares President Obama's misleading claim that a higher minimum wage doesn't cost jobs to his broken health care reform promise: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." The ad points to a report from nonpartisan government economists at the Congressional […]
  • Media Advisory: Who’s Behind the Curtain of the Fast Food “Strikes”?

    September 2014

    Washington, D.C. – The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is releasing a media advisory ahead of Thursday’s coordinated fast-food “strikes” planned in major cities nationwide. Below, it lists three key background points and often overlooked questions for the media to ask in its reporting on the protests – information that will make stories on the subject more accurate. The protests are not a “grassroots” effort. They are […]
  • EPI Criticizes Flawed Study on San Francisco Wage Hike By Biased Researchers at UC-Berkeley

    August 2014

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Employment Policies Institute today criticized as faulty a new report from a team of biased researchers affiliated with the University of California-Berkeley. The study relies on discredited assumptions about the impact of a higher minimum, and uses for support studies that have been roundly criticized by experts in the field.   EPI is providing the following background on the study’s authors: One of […]
  • Full-Page Ad in Roll Call Calls out Hypocritical Lawmakers for Not Paying their Interns

    July 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has a full-page ad in Roll Call calling out Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) for their disingenuous stance in favor of a $10.10 an hour minimum wage hike while simultaneously failing to provide any wages to their interns. The ad’s headline features the Twitter hashtag #LiveTheWage crossed out to read, “#PayTheWage (To Your Interns)” […]
  • New Survey of Seattle Businesses: $15 Wage Hike Will Raise Prices, Reduce Job Opportunities, and Shut Doors

    June 2014

    Washington, D.C. — Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new survey of Seattle businesses gauging how they plan to adapt to the city’s minimum wage increase to $15.00 – the highest in the country. Of those surveyed, nearly 70 percent said that the higher minimum wage would cause a “big increase” in their labor costs. In response, businesses were “very likely” to reduce […]
  • New EPI Commercial: Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Those Most in Need

    June 2014

    Washington, D.C. – A new television commercial will begin airing this week that advocates against raising the minimum wage to protect entry-level jobs for New Yorkers most in need of employment, the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) announced on Monday. The ad will be broadcast on WNYT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Albany, where activists are preparing to rally on Tuesday in support of a dramatic increase […]