We are excited to continue EARNConversations again this year and provide a week-long series of virtual discussions that lift up state and local policy research from across the Network and provide you with the ideas and resources you need to better advocate for racial, gender, and economic justice.

This is a pivotal moment during which we have 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 will bring 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 workshop for people who are new to the network, who are new to state and local policy analysis, or who are interested in getting more […]

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 Katharine “Kitty” Richards, Director of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, U.S. Treasury Office of Recovery Program Branden Snyder, Executive Director, Detroit Action […]

State of the National Economy

Summary 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 […]

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 Rigo Valdez, Presidents’ Organizing Initiative Coordinator at the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council   Session Description Every level of government needs to prioritize antiracist policies if we are ever going to […]

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   Session Description Working people have opportunities at the state and local level to promote their interests […]

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

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 is for people who may have some experience using data, but have never used R or microdata before. Attendees will learn the basics of using Stata for […]

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.