The #AntiLaborSecretary

Fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder is the wrong choice for America’s chief advocate for workers.

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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

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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


Fair-Chance Policies Adopted in 7 States and 28 Localities in 2016

Across the nation, impressive strides were taken in 2016 towards expanding fair-chance hiring policies for people with records.

Posted December 29, 2016 Read More

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25 States & Localities Approved Minimum Wage Increases in 2016

Around New Year’s Day 2017, workers in 41 states, cities and counties will receive raises.

Posted December 21, 2016 Read More

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Report: More Workers Face Unstable Earnings and Wages

Unemployment insurance reforms can help cushion the shocks of income volatility.

Posted December 15, 2016 Read More


Will Trump Be ‘The Champion of the American Worker’?

Trump’s pick of fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder for labor secretary should concern us all.

via Newsweek, December 15, 2016 Read More

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Report: $15 Minimum Wage Narrows Race and Gender Wealth Gaps

Women and workers of color are disproportionately paid less than $15 an hour.

Posted December 13, 2016 Read More

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L.A. Enacts Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Law Covering Private Employers

Los Angeles becomes the 15th locality in the nation to adopt a private-sector fair-chance hiring policy.

Posted December 12, 2016 Read More


Why Trump’s Labor Secretary Is an Extreme Contradiction

Opposition to workers’ rights is bread and butter for fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder.

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NELP Raises Serious Concerns Over Fast-Food CEO’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

It’s hard to think of anyone less suited for the job of lifting up America’s forgotten workers than Andrew Puzder.

Posted December 8, 2016 Read More


Labor Department Overtime Rules Important for Employees

Millions of workers in retail, food service, and other industries currently denied overtime pay would benefit.

via The Hill, December 1, 2016 Read More


Fight for $15 Has Brought $62 Billion in Raises and Counting to Underpaid Workers

What would really move the needle for U.S. workers? $15 an hour and a union.

via PBS Newshour, November 29, 2016 Read More

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Fight for $15’s Four-Year Impact: $62 Billion in Raises for America’s Workers

The Fight for $15 marks its 4th anniversary today with strikes, protests, and civil disobedience from coast to coast.

Posted November 29, 2016 Read More


What the Label on Your Thanksgiving Turkey Won’t Tell You

How were the men and women who processed your bird in the poultry plant treated?

via Washington Post, November 23, 2016 Read More

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Judge Enjoins Overtime Rule, Delays Critical Win for U.S. Workers

The rule would extend overtime pay eligibility to 12.5 million more U.S. workers.

Posted November 22, 2016 Read More

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On President-Elect Trump’s Victory and What It Means for America’s Workers

Too many working people have been left out and left behind, for far too long.

Posted November 9, 2016 Read More

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