Commentary | June 3, 2014

U.S. News & World Report: $15 Is the New $10.10

Cities are catching on that a higher minimum wage is not only sustainable but necessary.

Commentary | June 2, 2014

Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity: Making Unemployment Insurance Work Better for Low-Wage Families

The federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) program provides partial wage replacement for workers who have lost their jobs and boosts state(…)

News Releases | May 30, 2014

Virginia Becomes 28th State to Enact Work-Sharing Program to Help Employers Avoid Layoffs

Washington, DC—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed into law legislation that will make Virginia the 28th state in the nation(…)

News Releases | May 29, 2014

House Republican Leaders Run Out the Clock On Senate’s Renewal of Federal Jobless Aid

The following is a statement by Christine L. Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the refusal(…)

News Releases | May 29, 2014

California Senate Approves $13 Minimum Wage with Indexing

Spurred by growing wave of state and local minimum wage increases, bill would make California’s minimum wage the highest in(…)

News Releases | May 28, 2014

Gov. Snyder and Michigan Legislature Move to Block $10.10 Minimum Wage Initiative from November Ballot

Measure signed into law Tuesday night – dubbed a “repeal and replace bill” by Senate GOP sponsor – establishes $9.25(…)

News Releases | May 28, 2014

Following Historic Seattle Agreement, Chicago Becomes Next City to Consider $15 Minimum Wage

New report finds nearly 40% of workers in Chicago remain stuck in low-wage jobs paying less than $15 per hour

Commentary | May 22, 2014

Salon: Get a Clue, McDonald’s: Why Its Business Model Has Utterly Failed

McDonald’s investors have some reckoning to do at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today. Over the past year, the Golden(…)

Commentary | May 15, 2014

CNN: Fight for $15 an hour is winning in Seattle

On Thursday, the “Fight for $15” enters a new phase, with strikes and demonstrations at fast-food restaurants not only in(…)

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