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    • 06-27-11 NELP urges Michigan legislature to vote down two bills attacking unemployed workers and working families. Read More
    • 06-22-11 NELP issues statement on New Hampshire legislature overriding gubernatorial veto in order to enact anti-minimum-wage law. Read More
    • 06-20-11 NELP issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Read More
    • 06-17-11 NELP launches new website dedicated to raising the minimum wage--check it out: www.RaiseTheMinimumWage.org Read More
    • 06-07-11 NELP and Center for American Progress host special presentation: "Raising the Minimum Wage, Rebuilding the Economy." Watch the video. Read More
    • 06-06-11 NELP's Mike Evangelist, in Detroit Free Press op-ed, explains why Congress needs to put America's workers ahead of free trade by reauthorizing the expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Read More
    • 06-03-11 NELP Statement: Higher unemployment and weak jobs growth in May mean no reduction in 11 million jobs deficit, and raise alarm about recent cuts to state unemployment insurance programs. Read More
    • 05-31-11 NELP applauds Maine for becoming 21st state to create unemployment insurance (UI) work-sharing program. It enables employers to avoid layoffs by instead reducing work hours, which are compensated by prorated UI benefits. NELP testified for LD 269, which was sponsored by Senator Diane Wood and became law without governor's signature. Read More
    • 05-25-11 NELP's Michelle Rodriguez co-authors op-ed about sentencing reform as means to reducing unfair barriers to employment in California Progress Report. Read More
    • 05-22-11 NELP's Paul Sonn, in Crain's op-ed, describes how living wage policies are working well for Los Angeles and asks, if L.A. can do it, why can't NYC? Read More
    • 05-20-11 NELP's Paul Sonn and NY City Councilmember Brad Lander explain why subsidized development projects should pay living wage in Daily News op-ed. Read More
    • 05-17-11 NELP supports President Obama's decision to prioritize reauthorization of Trade Adjustment Assistance program to help laid-off workers over signing of any new free-trade agreements. Read More
    • 05-15-11 NELP's Judy Conti presents to state Fair Employment Practice Agencies on rising barriers to employment. Read More
    • 05-12-11 National team of economists and development experts finds that NYC Economic Development Corporation's study of pending NYC living wage bill is fraught with errors and cannot be relied upon by policymakers. Read More
    • 05-11-11 NELP press release on bill to dismantle federal unemployment insurance advancing in Congress. Read More
    • 05-06-11 NELP in letter to Maryland Governor O'Malley urges veto of unemployment insurance bill exempting from coverage most delivery messenger drivers who sign independent contractor agreements. Read More
    • 05-05-11 NELP: Florida legislature escalates attack on unemployed workers. In race to the bottom, Florida poised for new low in dismantling unemployment insurance. Read More
    • 05-04-11 NELP and partner Florida Legal Services win lawsuit requiring Florida to raise its minimum wage in accordance with state constitutional provisions. Read More
    • 05-02-11 NELP applauds EEOC for efforts to address labor trafficking and abuse of guestworkers. Read More
    • 04-28-11 NELP's Maurice Emsellem in The New York Times describes how criminal background checks in the internet age are creating unprecedented barriers to employment. Read More

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