It’s Time for $15

Can anyone survive on $7.25 an hour? The Raise the Wage Act of 2017 would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

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Why Employers Are Hiring People With Records

Businesses are looking beyond the stigma of a record and giving people a fair chance to work.

Posted June 23, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Trump DOL Proposes Rollback of Beryllium Protections

The Trump administration is taking us backwards again, abandoning workplace protections against toxic beryllium fumes and dust.

Posted June 23, 2017 Read More

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CEO Travis Kalanick’s Departure Offers Uber a Chance to Turn Around

Uber must fix its biggest problem: a business model that mimics its founder’s irresponsibility.

Posted June 21, 2017 Read More

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Trump Admin Switches Sides in SCOTUS Case, Backing Corporations in Stifling Workers’ Day in Court

The move would further rig our legal system against working people and give even more power to corporations.

Posted June 19, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Uber Employees Aren’t the Only Ones Vulnerable to Discrimination

Uber needs to become a good place to work for its drivers, too.

via Fortune, June 13, 2017 Read More

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Trump DOL Signals Rollbacks When Nobody is Watching

President Trump’s promise to put America’s workers first has proven illusory.

Posted June 9, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Federal Rule Protecting Retirement Savers Takes Effect Today

The rule protects retirement savers’ right to know whether the financial advice they’re getting actually promotes their best interests.

Posted June 9, 2017 Read More

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On Labor Department Rescinding Guidance on Joint Employment and Misclassification

This symbolic move doesn’t change the law nor anyone’s rights or responsibilities under the law.

Posted June 7, 2017 Read More

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NELP Praises Illinois Legislature’s Passage of $15/hr

Illinois is bringing the Fight for $15 to the Midwest.

Posted May 31, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Do ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws Help Expand Employers’ Candidate Pools?

When employers look past the stigma of a criminal record, they find highly-qualified and motivated workers.

via HR Magazine, May 25, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Our Nation’s Workers Need a Federal Minimum Wage They Can Live On

The Raise the Wage Act of 2017 takes a crucial step to boost pay for America’s low-wage workers.

Posted May 25, 2017 Read More

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NELP Blasts Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget

The Trump budget will hurt working people and their families, not help them.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

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On Labor Secretary Acosta Announcing No Further Delay of the Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule

The DOL has made the right choice in deciding not to further delay this important protection for America’s workers.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Trump’s Parental Leave Proposal Fails Working Families

Trump’s proposal fails to deliver even a basic package of benefits needed for today’s working families to meet everyday challenges.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

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On Possible Appointment of Curtis Ellis to Head DOL’s Bureau of Int’l Labor Affairs

Mr. Ellis has a long, well-documented history of extreme and xenophobic comments.

Posted May 16, 2017 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds Federal Legislation on Accurate Workplace Safety Records

It would restore OSHA’s ability to sanction larger employers in the most dangerous industries for hiding serious workplace injuries.

Posted May 15, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Pension Savers Need Straight Advice. Why the Delay?

Retirement savers have a right to know whose side their financial advisers are on.

via Newsweek, May 8, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Why Are We Attacking ‘Obama Holdovers’ in the Government?

The implication that any president should get his/her “own” career staff sends a chilling threat to the civil service.

via The Hill, May 4, 2017 Read More

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On St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase Taking Effect After Two Year Delay

After two year delay, injunction blocking city minimum wage increase is lifted.

Posted May 4, 2017 Read More

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Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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