Worker Power in the Carceral State: 10 Policy Proposals Against the Criminalization of Workers

Policy agenda for reentry and workers’ rights advocates that addresses the criminalization of workers.

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How the ‘Coalition for Workforce Innovation’ is Putting Workers’ Rights at Risk

New report uncovers the truth about The Coalition for Workforce Innovation (CWI)

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Warehousing Pain: Amazon Worker Injury Rate  Skyrockets with Company’s Rapid Expansion in NYS

64 Percent Increase in Injuries Reported as Amazon Doubles the Number of Facilities in the State Since January

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Reforming Unemployment Insurance is a Racial Justice Imperative

Changing this system is critical to advancing racial justice in the economy.

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Temp Workers Demand Good Jobs

Survey reveals poverty pay, permatemping, deceptive recruitment practices, and other job quality issues.

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App-Based Workers Speak: Studies Reveal Anxiety, Frustration, and a Desire for Good Jobs

What is it really like for workers who are trying to make a living using #Uber, #Lyft, #Doordash & #Instacart?

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‘Just Cause’ Job Protections: Building Racial Equity and Shifting the Power Balance

A growing movement of workers is calling for lawmakers to end unjust firings and replace ‘at-will’ employment

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NEW REPORT: AUDIT TESTING COULD BE VITAL TOOL IN IDENTIFYING, COMBATTING EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION 

Audit testing can proactively identify discrimination in the hiring process – public agencies should use it.

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Unemployment Benefits Kept 2.3 Million People Out of Poverty in 2021

A new analysis of just-released Supplemental Poverty Measure data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that unemployment insurance (UI) benefits,(…)

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August Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows and Unemployment Rises for Black and Latinx Workers

Last month saw a troubling rise in unemployment for workers of color.

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NELP Welcomes New U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FAQs on Supporting Immigration Relief and Retaliation Protections for Immigrant Workers 

NELP Statement on the DOL’s FAQs and guidance on immigration relief for workers who witness workplace abuse. 

Posted July 7, 2022 Read More

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Reversing Labor Laws Rooted in Slavery

At-will employment and the subminimum wage emerged from the backlash to Emancipation.

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On the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

We join in collective mourning and solidarity with all who demand action to prevent gun violence.

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On the Buffalo, New York Mass Shooting

The following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Buffalo, NY(…)

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2022 Mid-Year Update: Our Progress Toward Advancing Racial and Economic Justice

In January NELP released our 2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda describing our fight for a good-jobs economy. This mid-year update highlights accomplishments over the last six months and elevates areas of focus for the second half of 2022.

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Ensuring Safe and Healthful Working Conditions

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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