Commentary | August 29, 2014

TIME: The $15 Minimum Wage Is a Bellwether of the New Living Wage

Via: TIME

A little less than two years ago, a group of courageous New York fast food workers went on strike, outlandishly(…)

News Releases | August 18, 2014

Real Wages & Good-Paying Jobs Still Lagging in Unbalanced Recovery

Jobs Deficit in Mid- and Higher-Wage Industries Persists

News Releases | August 12, 2014

New Jersey Governor Christie Signs Fair-Hiring Law, Ensuring Public and Private Employers “Ban the Box”

Bi-Partisan Support Grows as Six States Now Cover Private Employers Washington, DC— Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation(…)

News Releases | July 31, 2014

NELP Commends the President’s Fair Pay Executive Order

Following is a statement from National Employment Law Project (NELP) Executive Director Christine Owens: “The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces(…)

Commentary | July 31, 2014

CNN: Who’s the Boss? McDonald’s is

Via: CNN

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel said Wednesday that McDonald’s is an employer. This might not seem like surprising(…)

News Releases | July 29, 2014

On the NLRB General Counsel’s Directive That McDonald’s Can Be a “Joint Employer”

Following is a statement from National Employment Law Project Executive Director Christine Owens on a directive from the National Labor(…)

Commentary | July 28, 2014

Huffington Post: $15.00 is the New Eight-Hour Day

Via: Huffington Post

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour(…)

Videos | July 24, 2014

Fifth anniversary of the last increase of the federal minimum wage

Executive Director of NELP, Christine Owens, joins U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), and U.S. Senator(…)

Commentary | July 24, 2014

MSNBC: Why the Minimum Wage is Still $7.25 after all of these years

Via: MSNBC

On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour, the last bump of a three-step increase(…)

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