Commentary | March 28, 2015

Albany Times-Union: Cuomo Can Hike Minimum Wage on His Own

NELP’s Paul Sonn urges New York Governor Cuomo to take executive action to raise the state’s minimum wage.

News Releases | March 26, 2015

On the Bipartisan Senate Test Vote for a Substantial Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting yes to a substantial wage floor increase.

Commentary | March 18, 2015

LA Times: Scuttle the Exploitative 99-Seat Theatre Plan and Pay Actors Minimum Wage

NELP’s Rebecca Smith on why California actors who work in small theaters should be covered by the state’s wage laws.

Commentary | February 27, 2015

Huffington Post: Giving Caregivers a Raise

Home care is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States; the workers are among the lowest paid.

Commentary | February 25, 2015

CNN: Don’t Be Soothed by Walmart Pay Hike

It may have seemed a herculean task, but retail workers have just scored an unprecedented win against a retail giant.

Videos | February 19, 2015

Walmart gives 500,000 people a raise

Videos | February 19, 2015

Walmart gives 500,000 people a raise

NELP’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie was on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” to discuss Walmart’s announcement to raise wages company-wide to(…)

Commentary | April 23, 2014

Huffington Post: New York State: The New Oklahoma?

When Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a law this week banning cities in her state from enacting higher local(…)

Commentary | April 4, 2014

Courier Times: McThieves: Fast-Food Giants Pickpocket Workers

Last month, McDonald’s was hit with multiple class-action lawsuits alleging that the company routinely violated minimum wage, overtime and other(…)

Commentary | March 21, 2014

Huffington Post: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Are Wrong

As the sparring continues over raising the minimum wage, two titans of business have weighed in: Bill Gates and Warren(…)

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