News Releases | February 18, 2014

NELP Response to CBO Report on Impacts of Raising the Minimum Wage

“Today’s Congressional Budget Office report is an outlier that flies in the face of overwhelming empirical evidence.

News Releases | February 7, 2014

Ongoing Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Clouds Jobs Report, Undermines Economic Recovery

1.7 Million Long-Term Unemployed Workers Suffer Without Federal Jobless Aid

News Releases | February 6, 2014

On the Senate Filibuster of Emergency Jobless Aid Extension

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Senate’s failure(…)

News Releases | January 31, 2014

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Senate’s failure to bring to a vote a three-month extension of emergency unemployment compensation.

Washington, DC—As President Obama convenes top business leaders today to discuss how they can improve job opportunities for the nation’s(…)

News Releases | January 28, 2014

NELP Applauds President Obama’s Focus on Raising Wages and Helping Long-Term Unemployed Get Back on Their Feet

The president’s State of the Union address comes at a moment when America’s workers are facing historic challenges.

News Releases | January 22, 2014

Grassroots & National Advocates Launch Initiative Calling on President Obama to Embrace Fair Chance Hiring Reforms

Over 100 Localities and States Pave the Way for Federal Action

Commentary | January 20, 2014

MSNBC: Honor Dr. King by helping people get work

Via: MSNBC

In a 1968 sermon delivered just days before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed: “If a man doesn’t have(…)

News Releases | January 15, 2014

Workers Launch Campaign to Stop Theft from Employee Paychecks

Rampant crime keeps workers below minimum wage, hurts families, sucks billions from economy; New online and Spanish-language radio ads give(…)

News Releases | January 10, 2014

Weak Job Growth and Labor Force Decline Reinforce Need to Renew Federal Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON—Job gains were surprisingly weak in December, with the economy adding only 74,000 jobs as the nation’s long-term unemployment crisis(…)

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