Lindsay Owens

Dr. Lindsay Owens is a fellow at the Great Democracy Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute, where she researches labor markets, income inequality, and housing affordability. Her writing and research have appeared in leading academic and popular outlets including Public Opinion Quarterly, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Boston Globe. She formerly served as a top adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

For decades, American workers have seen their power diminish and their wages barely budge. Today, Congress can reverse these trends and accelerate our economic recovery by implementing a fair wage guarantee. The unemployment insurance (UI) supplement that Congress enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic in March has been an enormous success. Millions have been