Press Release Archive (Page 93 )

  • Kennedy Ignores Unemployment Crisis in 397 Economically Depressed Cities and Counties: 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 worsen conditions in 399 depressed cities and counties as employers replaced the least skilled employees with more highly skilled workers. A new study released by EPI today identifies 397 counties and cities – each with a population of over 10,000 – that had unemployment rates at…
  • Kennedy Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Employees with Least Skills Says Employment Policies Institute: Array

    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%,…
  • Kennedy Ignores Unemployment Crisis in 397 Economically Depressed Cities and Counties: Array

    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 worsen conditions in 399 depressed cities and counties as employers replaced the least skilled employees with more highly skilled workers. A new study released by EPI today identifies 397 counties and cities – each with a population of over 10,000 – that had unemployment rates at…
  • San Francisco Residents Oppose Minimum Wage Hike: NULL

    July 2003

    A new poll taken on behalf of the Employment Policies Institute, a non-profit think tank specializing in entry-level employment policy issues, finds low support for San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzales’ proposed minimum wage hike among San Francisco residents. The poll, conducted by a nationally respected opinion research company, found that while 61% of San Francisco residents initially supported the idea, support dropped to 33% when participants were…
  • San Francisco Residents Oppose Minimum Wage Hike: Array

    July 2003

    A new poll taken on behalf of the Employment Policies Institute, a non-profit think tank specializing in entry-level employment policy issues, finds low support for San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzales’ proposed minimum wage hike among San Francisco residents. The poll, conducted by a nationally respected opinion research company, found that while 61% of San Francisco residents initially supported the idea, support dropped to 33% when participants were…
  • May Day or Dis-May Day for ACORN?: New EPI Report Shows National Labor Activist Group Busted Unionization Efforts of Own Employees, Sued To Avoid Paying Workers Minimum Wage, Abused Government Grant to Boost Own Membership

    May 2003

    Washington – As “labor-rights” supporters around the world celebrate May 1 as “the real labor day,” it is important to take stock of the real views of some of today’s labor activists – and their hypocrisies. A prominent organizer of the “living wage” movement has recently been found guilty of union-busting within its own walls. The same group was earlier stripped of an AmeriCorps grant after it…