Irene Tung

At NELP, Irene conducts economic and policy research on labor markets, wage standards, subcontracting and changing employment relationships. She received her PhD at Rutgers University and has over a decade of experience in policy advocacy, research and organizing.

In a joint publication of the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the Roosevelt Institute, Irene Tung and Katy Milani expose the extent of stock buyback spending across the U.S. economy from 2015 to 2017—finding that companies spent almost 60 percent of net profits on buybacks. At a time of growing economic inequality, with millions