Growing Movement for $15

As the movement for $15 continues to gain momentum, the potential benefits for the U.S. workforce and economy are significant.

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The Hill: Don’t Reward Lawbreakers with Federal Contracts

Requiring federal contractors to obey the law is not a burden—it’s the bare minimum taxpayers have a right to expect.

via The Hill, November 16, 2015 Read More

CNBC: Here’s What Paul Ryan Should Do First

Start by passing an increase to the federal minimum wage.

via CNBC, November 3, 2015 Read More

On the President’s Announcement on ‘Ban the Box’ Hiring

The President’s announcement in Newark is a positive first step.

Posted November 2, 2015 Read More

Wage & Hour Protections for Home Care Workers Take Effect

Home care workers are now finally covered by federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

Posted October 14, 2015 Read More

Fortune: How Seattle Could Help Uber Drivers Earn a Fatter Paycheck

The city could be the first to let drivers unionize under a proposed ordinance.

via Fortune, October 13, 2015 Read More

CNBC: Urban Outfitters should be ashamed asking for ‘volunteers’

Urban Outfitters asked salaried employees to volunteer for weekend work performing warehouse tasks.

via CNBC, October 12, 2015 Read More

On the Senate Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

NELP applauds the Senate’s work to advance criminal justice reform and to fix flawed FBI background checks for employment.

Posted October 1, 2015 Read More

SunSentinel: Why Does Florida Treat Unemployed Workers So Badly?

Unemployed Floridians deserve a program that is fair and accessible, write George Wentworth and Cindy Huddleston.

via SunSentinel, October 1, 2015 Read More

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Fair-Chance Hiring for State

New York is the 19th state to implement a policy, along with nearly 100 cities and counties and D.C.

Posted September 25, 2015 Read More

Report: Florida’s Unemployment Insurance Program Shuts Out Jobless

Only 1 in 8 unemployed Floridians receives jobless aid—lowest rate in the nation.

Posted September 22, 2015 Read More

MSNBC: Why It’s Time for Uber to Unionize

The growth of the on-demand economy calls for decisive action to safeguard workers’ rights.

via MSNBC, September 19, 2015 Read More

Featured Campaigns

Raising the Minimum Wage

More families are struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs than…

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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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Reforming Federal Overtime Rules

America’s middle-class is working more hours, but still falling behind.

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