How Workers Can Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance

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

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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

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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

News Releases

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

Commentary

Main Street Must Be Prepared for Immigration Crackdown

Employers can take steps now to protect their business and employees.

via CNBC, August 3, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Who’s the Boss? House Republicans Want to Help Employers Dodge Responsibility for Harming Workers

The House bill would allow companies to doge responsibility for their workers.

via U.S. News and World Report, August 3, 2017 Read More

Commentary

L.A. Can Protect Bank Workers and Customers

Despite the Wells Fargo scandal, America’s biggest banks still use predatory sales quotas.

via L.A. Daily News, August 3, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Civil Rights & Worker Rights Groups Seek to Defend Landmark EEOC Criminal Records Guidance in Texas Federal Lawsuit

The EEOC’s common-sense guidance encourages fair consideration of all qualified job applicants.

Posted August 1, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On House Republicans’ Bill to Take Away ‘Joint Employment’ Legal Protections from Outsourced Workers

Companies that call the shots at a workplace should be accountable for how the workers there are treated.

Posted July 27, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Congress, Raise the Minimum Wage Rather Than Take Away Healthcare

Imagine if Republicans put as much effort into raising worker pay as they have into gutting healthcare.

via The Hill, July 25, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On the Labor Department’s Regrettable Move to Revisit the Overtime Rule

Taking away overtime pay is no way to help working people.

Posted July 25, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Minimum Wage Hike Alarmists Are Wrong

By all real-world measures, Seattle’s phase-in of a $15 minimum wage is working.

via NY Daily News, July 25, 2017 Read More

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Eight Years Since Last Federal Minimum Wage Increase, 21 States Remain Stuck at $7.25

20.7 million workers in these 21 states would benefit from raising the federal wage floor to $15 by 2024.

Posted July 24, 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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