Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Dean Baker and Heather Boushey travel north to Boston to participate in the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations from January 6-8. You can check out the conference here: Program Announcement

Heather will be presenting three different papers, and Dean will be a respondent at two panels.

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International policy analyst Dan Beeton just got back from Hong Kong, where he followed the WTO talks that compromised the development round (or Doha round). The text that emerged from Hong Kong seems to be the bare minimum needed to keep negotiations from total collapse, although provisions on services and tariff cuts, among other issues, could prove damaging to developing countries if implemented. To find out more about CEPR's analysis of the talks, check out our press release: Costs of WTO 'Development Round' Could Outweigh Benefits for Developing Countries.
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Heather Boushey spoke at the Capitol building at a book briefing on the changing face of workforce development, and the implications for working moms. Add a comment

Its a busy day for CEPR!  This morning, we participated in a press conference on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005, a bill introduced to the House by Steny Hoyer and to the Senate by Senator Kennedy.  Heather Boushey spoke about the impact that the higher minimum wage could have for millions of low wage families.

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In addition, tonight is CEPR's holiday party: all friends of CEPR are welcome to attend the event located at Public Citizen's office at 1600 20th St., NW, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Add a comment
International Policy Analyst Dan Beeton is in Hong Kong for the Doha Development round of the WTO meetings. The meetings are being closely monitored by many international groups, and over 10,000 people are expected to travel to the city for the talks. Add a comment

The Benefits of Unionization

A series of reports on the advantages of unionization for workers.

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Diversity and Change: Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers
July 2011, Hye Jin Rho, John Schmitt, Nicole Woo, Lucia Lin and Kent Wong

Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers
January 2011, John Schmitt, Hye Jin Rho and Nicole Woo

Asian Pacific American Women Workers and Unions
August 2010
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers
March 2010
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The Unions of the States
February 2010

The Changing Face of Labor, 1983-2008
November 2009 (with Kris Warner)
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian Pacific American Workers
November 2009 (with Hye Jin Rho and Nicole Woo)
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Service-Sector Workers
April 2009
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Women Workers
December 2008
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Young Workers
October 2008
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Latino Workers
September 2008
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The Union Wage Advantage for Low-Wage Workers
May 2008
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Unions and Upward Mobility for African-American Workers
March 2008
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Unions and Upward Mobility for Low-Wage Workers
August 2007 (with Margy Waller, Shawn Fremstad, and Ben Zipperer)
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The Benefits of Unions in Arkansas pdf_small


The Benefits of Unions in Colorado pdf_small


The Benefits of Unions in Louisiana pdf_small


The Benefits of Unions in North Dakota pdf_small


The Benefits of Unions in Ohio pdf_small


The Benefits of Unions in Pennsylvania pdf_small


Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007
March 2009 (with Ben Zipperer)
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Heather Boushey testified today before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on work/family policies. She discussed the need for policies that help workers address their family demands, such as child care or paid time off, but we need Congressional action to make employers adapt. Read her testimony at: Perspectives on Work/Family Balance Add a comment