How Workers Can Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to workers impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

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Unprecedented Coalition Urges Food Safety Officials to Reject Poultry Industry Effort to Increase Line Speeds

The current pace of 140 birds per minute is already dangerous for workers and consumers.

Posted October 16, 2017 Read More

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California Governor Brown Signs Fair Chance Act, Extending ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Employers

California becomes the 10th state to adopt background check reforms for private-sector employers.

Posted October 15, 2017 Read More

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Case That Could Tilt Legal Landscape in Favor of Corporate Lawbreakers

Corporations are trying to use forced arbitration clauses to prevent workers from banding together to challenge workplace wrongs.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

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Trump’s Deregulation Agenda Means Lower Pay and Higher Injury Risk for America’s Workers

The administration sides with Wall Street and wealthy corporations over working families at virtually every turn.

Posted October 2, 2017 Read More

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On the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

The bill would hurt working people and have a devastating effect on our nation’s health.

Posted September 26, 2017 Read More

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Florida Should Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline

Florida should immediately request at least a 30-day extension of the DUA filing deadline from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Posted September 25, 2017 Read More

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New Research Sounds Urgent Alarm to Overhaul Home Care Industry & End Abusive Work Conditions

Survey of workers in fastest-growing U.S. industry offers solutions to fill critical shortage of home care workers.

Posted September 22, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Can Companies Force Workers to Go to Arbitration?

SCOTUS will soon rule on whether employers can forbid class actions and force workers into individual arbitration.

via Newsweek, September 19, 2017 Read More

Blog

Forced Arbitration and Work: What You’re Signing Away in the Fine Print

What if your employer could steal your wages or discriminate against you without fear of repercussions?

Posted September 14, 2017 Read More

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Trump’s Plan to End DACA Inconsistent with Nation’s Highest Values

Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is inexcusable.

Posted September 5, 2017 Read More

Commentary

These Labor Laws Are Suppressing Black Workers

The fights for civil rights, economic justice, and labor rights are inextricably tied.

via Fortune, September 4, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Federal Judge’s Egregious Decision Invalidating DOL’s Overtime Rule

Labor Secretary Acosta should appeal this ruling immediately. This decision should not stand.

Posted August 31, 2017 Read More

Blog

Ban-the-Box “Statistical Discrimination” Studies Draw the Wrong Conclusions

Ban-the-box is just one part of a comprehensive racial justice and economic opportunity agenda.

Posted August 29, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Hurricane Harvey Response Must Include Programs to Protect Affected Workers

Workers whose jobs are affected need swift support from Unemployment Insurance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Posted August 29, 2017 Read More

Blog

In Pardon of Arpaio, Trump Locks Himself in a Permanent Embrace With Racism

It feels like an understatement to say that, in pardoning Arpaio, Trump has violated his oath of office.

Posted August 26, 2017 Read More

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On Donald Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The president embraces racism, xenophobia, and contempt for the rule of law.

Posted August 25, 2017 Read More

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NELP Statement in Response to Reports of Trump Administration’s Possible End to DACA

For DACA recipients, this is their home, and they belong here.

Posted August 25, 2017 Read More

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SCOTUS Forced Arbitration Case Could End Worker Class-Action Lawsuits, Amicus Brief Warns

Workers challenging employer misconduct cannot be forced to give up their right to sue as a group.

Posted August 16, 2017 Read More

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40 Groups Urge Agriculture Secretary to Oppose Increasing Line Speeds in Poultry Plants

Increasing line speeds at poultry plants would jeopardize workers’ and consumers’ safety.

Posted August 16, 2017 Read More

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On Charlottesville and Our Path Forward

We are appalled by the president’s unconscionable delay in repudiating the white supremacist movement by name.

Posted August 14, 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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