Minimum Wage Update

June 26, 2002. The purchasing power of the current $5.15 per hour minimum wage is well below that of the 1960s and 1970s. From its peak in 1968, the purchasing power of the minimum wage has declined over 36 percent. Graphs.

Sector-Based Strategies for Economic Development

June 25, 2002. Testimony by James A. Parrott, Ph.D., before the New York City Council Economic Development Committee. Testimony >>

Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research in New York City

June 25, 2002. Over 50 researchers and economic development practitioners participated in this conference on sectoral research hosted by the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Consortium for Worker Education and the CUNY Graduate Center. Prepared by FPI staff for distribution at the meeting: NYC Sectoral Research Bibliography, with citations to 59 studies in 12 sectors including health care, apparel manufacturing, and tourism. Participants, agenda.

Also see the August 26 report, Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis, that emerged from the conference.

Escalating Prescription Drug Costs – The Reality and Options for Reform

June 17, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the New York State AFL-CIO Task Force on Prescription Drugs.

Immigrant Workers Displaced by the September 11th World Trade Center Attacks

June 5, 2002. FPI prepared this brief for the New York Immigration Coalition.

Health Care Industry: Trends and Issues

June 4, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>

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