Minimum Wage
Raising America's Pay

Answers to key questions, including who’s eligible for overtime pay, why the current rules are outdated, how they can be updated, who would benefit from these changes, and what economic effects these changes could have. Read the FAQs

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would take 1.7 million workers off public assistance programs and save taxpayers $7.6 billion a year. Read the report

A century of segregationist public policy created our racially divided metropolitan landscape, and this history is wholly inseparable from the recent tragedy in Ferguson. Read the report

Raising America’s Pay is a new EPI initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. Generating broad-based wage growth is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality and boosting living standards. View the research


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