NELP on the Airwaves

NELP staffers have taken to the airwaves in recent weeks, with radio and TV commentary on a range of worker issues.  Here are links to some recent segments.  

Chris Owens on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry"

NELP's executive director explains that raising the federal minimum wage is long overdue:  "Real wages have been falling for past three decades, and that was accelerated in the downturn.  We need to take affirmative measures to lift the wage floor across the bottom of the labor market." 


NELP's Christine Owens on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry"

Tsedeye Gebreselassie on "UP w/ Chris Hayes"

NELP attorney Tsedeye Gebreselassie explains that raising the federal min wage is key to economic recovery.  "These are the jobs that more and more Americans are spending their careers in."  Watch the entire 40-minute segment starting here.


NELP's Tsedeye Gebreselassie on MSNBC's "UP w/ Chris Hayes"

George Wentworth on PBS's "Need to Know"

In a segment called "American Voices," NELP senior attorney George Wentworth discusses long-term unemployment and the personal and societal tragedies associated with it. 


NELP's George Wentworth on PBS's "Need to Know"

Judy Conti on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" 

NELP's federal advocacy coordinator, Judy Conti, discusses hiring discrimination against unemployed workers and the groundbreaking anti-discrimination bill recently passed by the New York City Council.     


NELP's Judy Conti on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"

Paul Sonn on "CBS Evening News"

On raising the federal minimum wage, NELP's legal co-director Paul Sonn explains that an increase will result in a very substantial boost in consumer spending.  "We need an economy where consumers can afford to spend," says Sonn.


NELP's Paul Sonn on CBS Evening News

Cathy Ruckelshaus on "All Things Considered"

NELP's legal co-director, Cathy Ruckelshaus, explains that the unfair exclusion of home care workers from basic federal minimum wage and overtime protections is an "accident of history."


NELP's Cathy Ruckelshaus on NPR

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