Research and Ideas for Shared Prosperity
Cannabis retail workers could make an extra $2,800 annually, and Black and Latinx workers could disproportionately benefit.
Labor peace agreements (LPAs)—which prevent union busting by employers in exchange for workers’ pledge not to strike—would be a viable means of protecting workers’ organizing rights in cannabis.
Some have invoked fears of inflation as a reason to not undertake these investments. This view is short-sighted, says @JosephEStiglitz . With the investments being financed by tax increases, the inflationary impacts will be at most negligible.
Tomorrow at Noon ET: Join EPI and @BGAlliance for an event discussing the shift to electric vehicles, and the federal policies and manufacturing investments that are needed to ensure good jobs that benefit workers and communities.
If the minimum wage had increased at the same pace as productivity growth over the last 70 years, it would be over $22 an hour today. The U.S. can certainly afford a $15 minimum wage. Learn more about why we need to #RaiseTheWage :
NEW: Wages for the top 1% skyrocketed 160% since 1979 and wages for the top 0.1% grew more than twice as fast at 345%. Meanwhile, wages for the bottom 90% grew just 26%.
NEW🚨: CEO pay soared nearly 19% in 2020 while corporations laid off millions of workers during the pandemic. CEOs made 351 times as much as the typical worker. Read our report:
As we near the end of #TeacherAppreciationWeek , a reminder that we can show our appreciation for teachers by paying them a fair salary. Teachers make between 2.0% and 32.7% less than other comparable college-educated workers, depending on the state.