Press Release Archive (Page 7)

  • 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 […]
  • New EPI Ad Campaign Highlights Consequences of $10.10 Wage Hike Ahead of Senate Vote

    April 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute unveiled a new ad campaign consisting of television and radio commercials and a mobile billboard in Washington, D.C. The campaign highlights the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report which estimates up to a million jobs could disappear if the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour. The campaign comes as the Senate prepares to vote […]
  • New NELP Study Relies on Flawed Methodology

    April 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute is dismissing a new report from the labor union-backed National Employment Law Project (NELP) as a flawed study that relies on a faulty methodology. Michael Saltsman, EPI’s research director, released the following statement in response to the new analysis: This new study by the union-backed National Employment Law Project (NELP) relies (again) on a flawed methodology that's designed to […]
  • Employment Policies Institute: New Demos CEO Pay Study a “Publicity Stunt” in Push for Higher Wages

    April 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is dismissing a new report from the labor union-backed Demos as a lame attempt to justify a minimum wage hike. Michael Saltsman, EPI’s research director, released the following statement in response to the new analysis: The implication of the labor-backed Demos report and others like it is that hourly employees in the service industry could be paid more […]
  • New National Television Ad Warns of Automation as Consequence of Federal Wage Hike

    February 2014

    Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is announcing a new national commercial airing this week that emphasizes the Congressional Budget Office’s report which estimates up to a million jobs could disappear if the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour. View the new ad here: http://www.minimumwage.com/?p=1876. The commercial features disappearing employees in positions such as gas station attendants, grocery store checkers, and waiters. The voiceover states: […]
  • Employment Policies Institute Responds to New CBO Report on Job Loss and the Minimum Wage

    February 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s new report that estimates raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will result in 500,000 fewer entry-level jobs. Michael Saltsman, EPI’s research director, released the following statement in response: The new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report should come as a warning to President Obama and allied legislators […]