Press Release Archive (Page 11)

  • New Study Finds Teens’ Early Work Experiences Have Long Lasting Career Benefits

    August 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is releasing a new study from economists Dr. Christopher Ruhm and Dr. Charles Baum from University of Virginia and Middle Tennessee State University that quantifies the long-lasting benefits of having a part-time job as a teen. The study comes of the heels of newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that the […]
  • 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 TV Commercial Features Tipped Workers Concerned Over the Negative Impact of a Tipped Wage Hike

    July 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute is announcing its new commercial airing in Washington, D.C. that highlights tipped employees’ concerns regarding a proposal currently before Congress to raise the tipped minimum wage by 232 percent. The tipped restaurant workers interviewed for the commercial argue this proposed wage hike will actually reduce opportunities for them and their co-workers. The ad features three non-scripted tipped restaurant […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]