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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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

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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

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New Hart Research Poll: Voters Urge Senators Murkowski, Collins to Reject Trump Labor Nominee Puzder

Only 23% of Alaska voters and 22% of Maine voters want their senators to support Puzder.

Posted February 14, 2017 Read More

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Nearly 150 Groups Call on Puzder to Withdraw from Labor Secretary Nomination

Enough is enough.

Posted February 9, 2017 Read More

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Puzder’s Statement on Housekeeper Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Why didn’t he pay the payroll and other employer taxes?

Posted February 7, 2017 Read More

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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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Congressional Republicans Move to Undo Obama EO, Fire First Shot on Working Families

Republicans in Congress are moving to undo Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces disclosure rule.

Posted January 31, 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


Will Trump’s Labor Nominee Keep Workers Safe?

If he is as unsuited to this position as the record appears, the Senate must deny him confirmation.

via The Hill, January 25, 2017 Read More

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Report: Trump Labor Nominee’s Business Practices Force Taxpayers to Pick Up $250M/Year Tab

Low pay and lack of benefits at CKE Restaurants push workers onto public assistance.

Posted January 24, 2017 Read More


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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Raising the Minimum Wage

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

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Advancing Home Care Worker Rights

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