Minimum Wage a Big Winner on Election Day

Minimum wage ballot victories in four states deliver raises for 2.3 million workers.

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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

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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

Commentary

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

Commentary

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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Poultry Industry’s Underreporting of Workplace Injuries Fouls BLS Injury Data

These companies should provide safe working conditions instead of hiding behind phony self-reported statistics.

Posted November 4, 2016 Read More

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Philanthropies Offer New Toolkit for Fair-Chance Hiring of People with Records

A step-by-step guide to making workplace diversity and inclusion a reality.

Posted November 3, 2016 Read More

Commentary

A Fair Chance for Two Million New York City Jobseekers

The Fair Chance Act aims to ensure fairness in the job search for people with an arrest or conviction record.

via Gotham Gazette, November 2, 2016 Read More

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Voters Want Government to Act Against Mischaracterization of Employees

Only 3 in 10 voters say they trust employers to treat their workers fairly.

via The Hill, October 31, 2016 Read More

Blog

Barely Getting By: How One Boston Worker Suffered When His Employer “Contracted Out”

A Boston janitor’s story reveals how contracting out can harm America’s workers.

Posted October 27, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On the Passage of New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act

The new law provides important fair-pay rights to workers engaged as independent contractors in New York City.

Posted October 27, 2016 Read More

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Poll: Voters See ‘Contracting Out’ as Serious Problem for America’s Workers and Economy

The growth of low-road subcontracting has helped drive down wages and working conditions.

Posted October 25, 2016 Read More

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On the Texas District Court Enjoining ‘Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces’ Implementation

The ruling temporarily delays the full implementation of the executive order.

Posted October 25, 2016 Read More

Commentary

A Higher Minimum Wage Will Help Maine’s Elderly

One in three working seniors in Maine will get a raise.

via Bangor Daily News, October 20, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Wells Fargo Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

We need investigations of all the big banks.

via Huffington Post, October 18, 2016 Read More

Blog

A Mistake That Lasts a Lifetime

Barriers to occupational licenses for those with even minor arrest or conviction records cast an unnecessarily long shadow.

via Democracy Journal, October 7, 2016 Read More

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It’s Time to Fix the Broken Workers’ Compensation System

A Labor Department forum highlights the deeply troubled state of workers’ comp.

Posted October 5, 2016 Read More

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