News Releases | October 22, 2014

Seattle Needs Community Groups To Help Enforce New $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle, WA—Seattle made history by becoming first city in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, but it will(…)

News Releases | October 16, 2014

Calls for Expansion of Work-Sharing Program to Avert Layoffs and Save Jobs

Washington, DC—Time is running out for two-dozen states to tap into federal money for expanding a widely praised employer program(…)

News Releases | October 15, 2014

NELP Applauds Administration Effort to Boost Hiring of Long-Term Unemployed

Washington, DC—The National Employment Law Project welcomed the Obama administration’s announcement today of its latest efforts to improve the job(…)

Commentary | October 14, 2014

MSNBC: Opposition to Raising the Minimum Wage Is Crumbling


In an interview last week, the soon-to-be-named chairman of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Container Store CEO Kip Tindell, pledged(…)

Commentary | October 8, 2014

Huffington Post: SCOTUS Must Side With Amazon Workers, Rule Against Preposterous Unpaid Time Req’t

Via: Huffington Post

The practice of not paying people for the time their employers require them to be at work was outlawed three-quarters(…)

News Releases | October 7, 2014

City Council Motion Creates Path to $15.25 Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

As a motion was introduced Tuesday in the Los Angeles City Council to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13.25(…)

News Releases | October 7, 2014

Labor Department to Move Forward on Implementing Minimum Wage & Overtime Protections for Home Care Workers

New rule will come into effect on Jan 1st but DOL will suspend its enforcement for 6 months Washington, DC—The(…)

Commentary | September 25, 2014

Hate unemployment, not the unemployed

Last week, speaking before the American Enterprise Institute, Speaker John Boehner was asked about a recent speech Rep. Paul Ryan(…)

News Releases | September 15, 2014

Workers, Advocates Call on Cuomo’s Wage Board to Eliminate Sub-Minimum Wage for 230K Tipped Workers in New York

Poverty Rate Among Tipped Workers Double That of Regular Workforce Following the first convening of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board(…)

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