Minimum Wage
Class & Schools

13.5 million salaried workers would directly benefit from the Department of Labor’s proposal to raise the overtime salary threshold to $50,440 in 2016. Here’s a breakdown of who they are. View the breakdown

EPI’s new interactive map shows what individual states and localities are—or are not—doing to counter the erosion of the federal minimum wage. Explore the map

CEOs in the 350 largest U.S. firms were paid an average of $16.3 million in 2014. The continued rise of CEO pay has been a major factor fueling the growth of top 1 and 0.1 percent incomes. Read the report

As early as when children enter kindergarten there are already significant achievement gaps. In fact, socioeconomic status is the largest factor influencing children’s school readiness.  Read the report


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