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Lessons Learned: Maximizing the Potential of Work-Sharing in the United States

Recommendations to states for using federal funds to build, improve, and promote work-sharing programs. Read More

Temped Out

Staffing work is one part of a larger story about the declining middle class in our country. Read More

An Unbalanced Recovery

Our latest analysis finds jobs in mid- and higher-wage industries still lagging in this recovery. Read More

Unfair Background Checks in California’s Health Care Jobs

Unfair background checks needlessly shut out Californians from fast-growing health care jobs. Read More


  • 10-16-14 New NELP report provides states with recommendations for using federal funds to build, improve, and promote work-sharing programs. Read More
  • 10-15-14 NELP welcomes Obama administration effort to boost hiring of long-term unemployed. Read More
  • 10-14-14 NELP's Arun Ivatury on how opposition to raising the minimum wage is crumbling, on Read More
  • 10-10-14 NELP hosts a webinar highlighting the challenges facing the long-term unemployed and the most effective policies to meet their needs. Read More
  • 10-08-14 NELP's Christine Owens on why SCOTUS must side with Amazon warehouse workers in lawsuit challenging unpaid time on the job, in Huffington Post op-ed. Read More
  • 10-07-14 NELP releases policy brief detailing recent trends and economic evidence backing local minimum wage laws. Read More
  • 10-07-14 NELP issues statement on Labor Department's announcement that new wage protections for home care workers will go into effect on January 1st. Read More
  • 10-03-14 NELP fiiles legal brief defending Seattle's historic $15 minimum wage and rebutting erroneous economic claims by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More
  • 09-29-14 NELP and dozens of allies send letter to Labor Secretary Perez urging implementation of home-care wage reforms in January without delay. Read More
  • 09-15-14 NELP applauds Seattle mayor's announcement of new office to enforce Seattle's $15 minimum wage. Read More

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