Fighting Preemption of Local Minimum Wage Laws

State legislatures around the U.S. are trying to bar cities and counties from passing their own minimum wage laws.

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On the Confirmation Hearing for Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta, and Senate Move to Repeal OSHA Injury Reporting Rule

Statement of Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project

Posted March 22, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Stand with Workers, Oppose Any Attempt to Repeal OSHA’s Injury Recordkeeping Rule

Don’t let employers in the most dangerous industries get away with hiding serious injuries and keeping false records.

via The Hill, March 21, 2017 Read More

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Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Wage Increase Approved by Voters – Again

Grasping at straws to halt the raise, business groups put up a straw man, and the court sent them packing.

Posted March 20, 2017 Read More

Commentary

A GOP Rising Star’s Big Choice

Missouri Governor Greitens should veto a bill that strips St. Louis minimum wage workers of a raise.

via The Hill, March 18, 2017 Read More

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On President Trump’s Budget Proposal

Trump has proposed a draconian budget for the Department of Labor that betrays workers.

Posted March 16, 2017 Read More

Commentary

‘The Perfect Nanny’ for Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Wanted: a nanny for one misbehaving executive.

via Huffington Post, March 14, 2017 Read More

Commentary

The Latest ‘Underhanded Maneuvers’ in the Minimum Wage Wars

Battles around preemption are quietly playing out in statehouses from Iowa to Maryland.

via CNBC, March 10, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Who’s Against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces?

Lawmakers sided with corporations that steal workers’ wages and cut corners on workplace safety.

via The Hill, March 7, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Congress Blocking the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Rule

Here’s another example of lawmakers protecting big business at the expense of workers.

Posted March 6, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Trump’s Address Was More Measured But Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Uttering platitudes is not the same as actually putting workers at the top of the agenda.

via Fortune.com, March 1, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Little Financial Security in ‘Gig Economy’ Benefits Plan

A meager 2.5% benefits contribution hardly makes up for what’s lost when workers give up employee status.

via Albany Times-Union, February 27, 2017 Read More

Commentary

What the Country Learned from Trump’s Labor Nominee Fiasco

Puzder’s nomination failed in part because of his lack of respect for low-wage workers.

via The Hill, February 17, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On the Nomination of Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary

Mr. Acosta deserves a thorough vetting on the issues that matter most to America’s workers.

Posted February 16, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Puzder’s Withdrawal from Labor Secretary Nomination

From the start, it was clear that fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder was unfit to lead the U.S. Labor Department.

Posted February 15, 2017 Read More

Commentary

A Wrong-Headed Maryland Bill Attacks Local Worker-Friendly Legislation

Lawmakers must reject this proposal and instead strengthen protections for vulnerable workers.

via The Washington Post, February 10, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Roosevelt Institute, NELP Release Report on 21st Century Worker Benefits

Key principles for a broad public-private system of social benefits that is universal, portable, and flexible for all workers.

Posted February 1, 2017 Read More

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NELP Condemns Trump’s Immoral Immigration Orders

Trump fails to understand we’re a great nation because we welcomed immigrants, people of all faiths, and those fleeing persecution.

Posted January 25, 2017 Read More

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Obama’s Exemplary Record on Protecting Workers’ Safety and Health

We cannot afford to move backward on workplace health and safety.

Posted January 19, 2017 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds Montgomery County Council’s Approval of a $15 Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of workers employed in the county would benefit.

Posted January 17, 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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