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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Our Nation’s Workers Need a Federal Minimum Wage They Can Live On

The Raise the Wage Act of 2017 takes a crucial step to boost pay for America’s low-wage workers.

Posted May 25, 2017 Read More

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NELP Blasts Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget

The Trump budget will hurt working people and their families, not help them.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

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On Labor Secretary Acosta Announcing No Further Delay of the Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule

The DOL has made the right choice in deciding not to further delay this important protection for America’s workers.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

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Trump’s Parental Leave Proposal Fails Working Families

Trump’s proposal fails to deliver even a basic package of benefits needed for today’s working families to meet everyday challenges.

Posted May 23, 2017 Read More

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On Possible Appointment of Curtis Ellis to Head DOL’s Bureau of Int’l Labor Affairs

Mr. Ellis has a long, well-documented history of extreme and xenophobic comments.

Posted May 16, 2017 Read More

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NELP Applauds Federal Legislation on Accurate Workplace Safety Records

It would restore OSHA’s ability to sanction larger employers in the most dangerous industries for hiding serious workplace injuries.

Posted May 15, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Pension Savers Need Straight Advice. Why the Delay?

Retirement savers have a right to know whose side their financial advisers are on.

via Newsweek, May 8, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Why Are We Attacking ‘Obama Holdovers’ in the Government?

The implication that any president should get his/her “own” career staff sends a chilling threat to the civil service.

via The Hill, May 4, 2017 Read More

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On St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase Taking Effect After Two Year Delay

After two year delay, injunction blocking city minimum wage increase is lifted.

Posted May 4, 2017 Read More

Commentary

Travis Kalanick Isn’t the Only Reason Uber is Obnoxious

Uber is built on a rocky foundation of swindling its own workers to make a buck.

via Newsweek, May 1, 2017 Read More

Commentary

America Needs a $15 Minimum Wage

A $15 minimum wage, fully phased in, would raise pay by about $3,500 for almost 1 in 3 workers.

via The Hill, May 1, 2017 Read More

Blog

The Cost Of Rolling Back Worker Protections: First 100 Days

Stripping away health and safety protections means more worker deaths and injuries on the job.

via Huffington Post, April 27, 2017 Read More

News Releases

On the Confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary

We’ll do everything within our power to ensure that Mr. Acosta’s Labor Department vigorously upholds its mission to protect workers.

Posted April 27, 2017 Read More

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Report: 27 Workers a Day Suffer Amputation or Hospitalization, acc. to OSHA Severe Injury Data from 29 States

The workers who put food on our tables should not have to sacrifice their health for a paycheck.

Posted April 27, 2017 Read More

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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

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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

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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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