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    • 10-27-09 NELP, the AFL-CIO and American Rights at Work release new report documenting how the federal government's current approach to immigration enforcement undercuts efforts to protect workers' rights, to the detriment of immigrant and U.S.-born workers alike. Read More
    • 10-16-09 NELP challenges proposed lifetime employment ban for California home care workers with criminal records. Read More
    • 10-09-09 NELP releases its latest round-up of independent contractor reforms at the state and federal level, covering 2008-2009 legislative sessions. Read More
    • 10-08-09 NELP applauds breakthrough Senate proposal for UI extensions that recognizes and addresses the severity of joblessness in all states. Read More
    • 10-07-09 NELP joined with Rep. Donna Edwards and the Restaurant Opportunity Centers-United to hold a briefing for congressional staff on the proposed WAGES Act, which would restore a strong minimum wage for America's tipped workers. Read More
    • 10-05-09 NELP publishes "Government Paves the Way:  A Decent Work Agenda for the Obama Administration" in the October special issue of the American Prospect. Read More
    • 10-02-09 NELP Statement: September jobs report shows continued surge in long-term unemployment, underscoring the need for urgent action by Congress to extend unemployment benefits. Read More
    • 09-23-09 NELP calls on U.S. Senate to build on emegency measure passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House of Representatives to extend jobless benefits. Read More
    • 09-17-09 NELP's Rebecca Smith authors the chapter "Prosecute, Prevent, Protect: Migrant Labor, Forced Labor and Human Rights" in a new volume by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Read More
    • 09-16-09 NELP testifies before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in favor of an immediate extension of jobless benefits. Read More
    • 09-04-09 NELP Statement: August jobs report shows record-high long-term unemployment, while hundreds of thousands are on brink of exhausting jobless benefits. Read More
    • 09-02-09 NELP, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and UIC Center for Urban Economic Development jointly release landmark report, Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America's Cities. Read More
    • 09-01-09 NELP joins with its partners in releasing a new report, Confronting the Gloves-Off Economy: America's Broken Labor Standards and How to Fix Them. Read More
    • 08-26-09 Statement of Christine L. Owens, NELP's Executive Director, on the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Read More
    • 08-06-09 A new NELP report surveys state and local responsible contracting policies that create good jobs and deliver quality services, and recommends reforms at the federal level. Read More
    • 08-03-09 NELP calls for expansion of federal jobless benefits as momentum for swift action builds in Congress and the Obama Administration. Read More
    • 07-24-09 The federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 an hour today, and a NELP op-ed highlights the impact for women workers, especially during this recession. Read More
    • 07-24-09 A NELP op-ed in the Huffington Post calls for raising the minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been frozen at $2.13 an hour for 18 years. Read More
    • 07-23-09 A new NELP report makes the case for raising the federal minimum wage for tipped workers, leaving millions of America's workers in poverty. Read More
    • 07-17-09 NELP analysis finds 1.5 million will exhaust benefits by end of the year, and calls for swift Congressional Action.  Read More

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