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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New $15 Bill Is the Strong Action on Wages America Needs

This delivers exactly what America’s workers have been crying out for – strong action to raise wages.

Posted April 26, 2017 Read More

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NELP and Economic Policy Institute to Host Workers’ Memorial Day Symposium

Join us on 4/28 to explore how we can improve workplace safety standards and enforcement.

Posted April 20, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Here’s Who’s Winning the $15 Minimum Wage Wars Now

Momentum remains strong for improving pay for the 40 percent of U.S. workers who struggle on less than $15/hr.

via CNBC.com, April 7, 2017 Read More

News Releases

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Formerly Incarcerated and People with Records Have Fair Chance to Work

The bills are modeled after reforms adopted in 26 states and 150+ localities.

Posted April 6, 2017 Read More

Commentary

President Trump’s Directive Just Cost Investors $181 Million This Year

The Trump administration is delaying a rule requiring retirement advisers to put their clients’ best interests before their own profits.

via Fortune.com, April 5, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Why Black Women Are—and Should Be—Leading the Fight For $15

via Huffington Post, April 5, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Missouri Lawmakers Want to Snatch Raises From Workers Who Need It Most

“Emergency” bill claims that raising pay for workers at the bottom poses a threat to public health and safety. Seriously.

via St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 5, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Heartless in the Heartland

via Huffington Post, March 30, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Iowa Blocking All Local Minimum Wage and Employment Benefits Laws

“Governor Branstad pledged to raise family incomes on his watch. Today, he did the opposite.”

Posted March 30, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Trump’s Border Wall Proposal Should Raise Serious Doubts About His Infrastructure Promises

Trump’s horrendously misguided border wall may not even yield the good jobs he promised.

via Huffington Post, March 30, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Preemption of Miami Beach’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

This unfortunate decision will hurt communities across the state.

Posted March 28, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On Iowa Legislature’s Callous Action to Nullify Local Raises for State’s Lowest-Wage Earners

Iowa legislature strips away local minimum wage raises from 85,000 of the state’s lowest-paid workers.

Posted March 27, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On President Trump Approving the Repeal of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

President Trump had a choice today to either back the rights of workers, or to side with low-road corporations.

Posted March 27, 2017 Read More

News Releases

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

Workers need to know what they can expect from the person who’s supposed to be their chief advocate.

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

Blog

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

News Releases

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

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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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