Press Release Archive (Page 98 )

  • 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%,…
  • 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…