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July 24, 2014
Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers
Washington DC – Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) debuts a pay cut clock to show how much, down to the second, minimum wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains frozen at its current level.

June 24, 2014
Is Paid Family Leave Really Bad for Business?
Washington DC – Paid family leave was a major item on the agenda at yesterday’s White House Summit on Working Families. One of the items figuring prominently in yesterday’s White house Summit on Working Families was paid family leave. This is not surprising. Despite the fact most people find themselves faced with the need to take time off to care for a parent, spouse or child, or to bond with a new baby, the United States remains the only rich country that does not mandate some form of paid leave at the nation level. Perhaps the biggest argument against paid leaves is that they impose heavy burdens and are bad for business. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that this is not the case.

June 18, 2014
Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), “Women, Working Families, and Unions,” explores the role unions play in addressing the challenges facing working women and families in balancing their work and family responsibilities. The paper looks at trends in unionization for women; the impact of unions on wages, benefits and access to family and medical leave; and the role of unions in addressing work-life balance issues.

June 16, 2014
Federal Paid Leave Policy Could Allow Millions of Working Americans Access to Much Needed Family and Medical Leave
The United States remains the only high-income country that does not mandate paid family and medical leave. Each year, more than 2.5 million working Americans are unable to take time off to care for a family member with a serious health condition or who was injured during military service, for pregnancy, to bond with a new child, or for their own illness or disability. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research demonstrates that a federal paid leave program could effectively close this gap.

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