Press Release Archive (Page 92 )

  • Who Really Benefits From A Minimum Wage Hike?: Array

    September 2003

    Washington – Upon returning to session, Congress will be facing a proposed increase in the federal minimum wage to $6.65 an hour. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, those who would most benefit from the $1.50 increase are not from poor families. The average family income of employees who would benefit from the proposed minimum wage hike is $43,795. Fully 85% of employees…
  • Welfare Reform Increased Job and Earning Opportunities for Welfare Recipients: NULL

    August 2003

    Washington – Current and former welfare recipients found increased employment opportunities, higher average earnings and a reduced likelihood of a return to government assistance as a result of welfare reform efforts, according to a new study released today by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). The results are presented as Congress reviews reauthorization of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Welfare Reform Act). “This study…
  • Welfare Reform Increased Job and Earning Opportunities for Welfare Recipients: Array

    August 2003

    Washington – Current and former welfare recipients found increased employment opportunities, higher average earnings and a reduced likelihood of a return to government assistance as a result of welfare reform efforts, according to a new study released today by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). The results are presented as Congress reviews reauthorization of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Welfare Reform Act). “This study…
  • ACORN is Dishonest Broker for Florida Workers: National Labor Group Promoting Increase In Florida's Wage Rate Once Sued California To Avoid Paying Its Own Workers Minimum Wage

    August 2003

    Washington – The national union organization leading the effort to hike Florida’s minimum wage to $6.15 once sued the state of California in order to avoid paying its own employees the state minimum wage. This is one example of a long, duplicitous history of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in a report by The Employment Policies Institute (EPI), “The Real ACORN: Anti-Employee, Anti-Union,…
  • ACORN is Dishonest Broker for Florida Workers: National Labor Group Promoting Increase In Florida's Wage Rate Once Sued California To Avoid Paying Its Own Workers Minimum Wage

    August 2003

    Washington – The national union organization leading the effort to hike Florida’s minimum wage to $6.15 once sued the state of California in order to avoid paying its own employees the state minimum wage. This is one example of a long, duplicitous history of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in a report by The Employment Policies Institute (EPI), “The Real ACORN: Anti-Employee, Anti-Union,…
  • Kennedy Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Employees with Least Skills Says Employment Policies Institute: NULL

    July 2003

    The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) warned Congress today that a proposed minimum wage hike from $5.15 to $6.65 an hour would heat up the competition for entry-level jobs, resulting in the least skilled employees being replaced by more highly skilled workers. In the latest Department of Labor figures for June, 2003, African-American unemployment is at 11.8%, 84% higher than the average; leisure and hospitality unemployment is 8.6%,…