EARNConversations 2021 provided a week-long series of virtual discussions that lifted up state and local policy research from across the Network and provided EARN partners with the ideas and resources needed to better advocate for racial, gender, and economic justice.

This was a pivotal moment during which we had an opportunity to make transformative investments in our communities and reforms to the standards and supports that for too long have left many working people struggling to get by. EARNConversations brought together researchers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to strategize how states and localities can act on the lessons of the past year and use an unprecedented supply of resources to build worker power and improve the well-being of working families.

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Virtual Meet Up

Click Here to Register for a Pre-EARNCon Virtual Meet Up! Connect with EARN’s local, state, and national partners and allies for lively discussion and networking. EARN 101 is a foundational […]

EARN 101

For new members to meet the network, learn about EARN's data tools and other online resources, and develop key concepts and tools in Excel. Click Here to Register for EARN 101! For new members to meet the network, learn about EARN’s data tools and other online resources, and develop key concepts and tools in Excel. […]

Welcome to EARNConversations: Transformative Investments in Workers, Communities, and Job Quality

Click Here to Register for EARNCon!   Speakers Naomi Walker (Moderator), Director of EARN, Economic Policy Institute Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, National Women's Law Center Kitty Richards, Director of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, U.S. Treasury Office of Recovery Program Branden Snyder, Executive Director, Detroit Action Amy […]

State of the National Economy

Click Here to Register for EARNCon! How can we achieve more equitable workplaces and labor market outcomes? By forcing through better policies, say EPI economists. In this session, EPI economists and researchers share their take on the current state of the economy and project where they we’re headed. Economist AMA (Ask Me Anything) breakouts will enable participants […]

Economic Recovery & Worker Justice for All: Growing the Economy Through Antiracist Policy 

Click Here to Register for EARNCon!   Speakers Kyle Moore (Moderator), Economist, Economic Policy Institute Alex Camardelle, Director of Workforce Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Angela Hanks, Counselor to the Secretary, Department of Labor Rigo Valdez, Presidents’ Organizing Initiative Coordinator at the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council   Session Description […]

How We Organize, How We Win: State-Level Action to Gain Labor Rights and Build Worker Power 

Click Here to Register for EARNCon!   Speakers Jennifer Sherer (Moderator), Senior State Policy Coordinator for EARN Worker Power Project, Economic Policy Institute Valerie Collins, Attorney, Towards Justice April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Ed Muir, Deputy Director Research & Strategic Initiatives, American Federation of Teachers Session Description Working people […]

Data Bootcamp: Intro to STATA

This session is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used Stata or microdata before. Click Here to Register for EARNCon! This session is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used Stata or microdata before. Attendees will learn the basics of using Stata for […]

Data Bootcamp: Intro to R

Click Here to Register for EARNCon! Attendees will learn the basics of using R for microdata analysis. This session is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used R or microdata before.

Data Bootcamp: Next Steps in Stata

This session is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used Stata or microdata before. Click Here to Register for EARNCon! Attendees will learn how to effectively use Stata to answer a research question using microdata. The lesson will build on concepts learned in First steps in Stata, and attendees who don’t […]

Data Bootcamp: Next Steps in R

This session is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used R or microdata before. Click Here to Register for EARNCon! This session uses R to analyze American Community Survey microdata.  The lesson will build on concepts learned in First steps in R, and attendees who don’t join that session should already have […]

The Economic Policy Institute would like to thank the following funders for their ongoing and generous support for the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): 
Anonymous  
AFL-CIO
AFSCME 
American Federation of Teachers 
Bauman Foundation 
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Trust 
Ford Foundation  
International Association of Machinists  
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Kresge Foundation  
National Association of Letter Carriers  
National Education Association 
National Infrastructure Alliance 
Marguerite Casey Foundation 
Omidyar Network
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Service Employees International Union 
Surdna Foundation 
UNITE HERE 
United Auto Workers  
United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
United Food and Commercial Workers 
United Steelworkers of America 
W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

EARNConversations 2021

EARNCon 2021 will be virtual again this year from September 27 to October 1, 2021! Learn more by visiting our EARNCon page and register by following this link.