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Justin Schweitzer is a policy analyst for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, he worked as an economics intern for the Progressive Policy Institute, covering topics ranging from tax policy and climate change to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Schweitzer received a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance with a minor in mathematics from Elon University and Master of Science in applied economics, concentrating in public policy, from Johns Hopkins University. Schweitzer has studied and written about issues including workers’ rights, market consolidation, international development, and economic inequality.

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Ending the subminimum wage for tipped workers would benefit everyone In the News

Ending the subminimum wage for tipped workers would benefit everyone

As voters in Portland, Maine, and Washington, D.C., prepare to head to the ballot box to decide whether to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers, Justin Schweitzer explains why all workers—tipped and untipped—should be paid at least the state minimum wage.

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The ARP Grew the Economy, Reduced Poverty, and Eased Financial Hardship for Millions Report
A woman and her two children shop for groceries in Kissimmee, Florida.

The ARP Grew the Economy, Reduced Poverty, and Eased Financial Hardship for Millions

Data show that in just one year, the 2021 American Rescue Plan eased hardship for millions of Americans and demonstrated the need for further federal investment to build a long-term, equitable economy that works for all.

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