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    • 06-18-09 NELP staff attorney Tsedeye Gebreselassie testifies before the Office of Management and Budget on strategies for using the federal contracting process to create good jobs. Read More
    • 06-18-09 NELP and its allies have expanded unemployment benefits eligibility in 25 states as stimulus bill fuels an unprecedented wave of reform. Read More
    • 06-09-09 NELP and over a dozen allies asked the EEOC to investigate Manpower/Bank of America job postings that contain bars to hiring individuals with arrest or conviction histories, alleging discrimination against otherwise qualified African American and Latino applicants. Read More
    • 06-08-09 NELP and allies submitted testimony to the New York State Wage Board calling for an increase in the tipped minimum wage and stronger worker protections in New York's hotel and restaurant industries. Read More
    • 06-05-09 NELP sees continued bleak unemployment picture in May 2009, despite slowing job cuts. Read More
    • 05-27-09 Congresswoman Donna Edwards and twenty co-sponsors have introduced a bill backed by NELP to restore the minimum wage for tipped workers which has been frozen at $2.13 for 18 years. Read More
    • 05-14-09 One City/One Future forum:  NELP joins with advocates, grassroots allies and public officials in a day of learning and strategizing about economic development and recovery in New York City. Read More
    • 05-07-09 NELP and IRLE release report warning of major difficulties with record levels of long-term unemployment in 2009 and into 2010. Read More
    • 04-29-09 Policy co-director Annette Bernhardt gives book talk on The Gloves-Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market, at joint NELP/Demos event. Read More
    • 04-23-09 Legal co-director Cathy Ruckelshaus testified before Congress on the H-2B guestworker program and strategies for improving the U.S. Department of Labor's enforcement of the rights of guestworkers. Read More
    • 04-23-09 NELP testifies in Congress--documenting successful efforts by NELP and its allies to implement stimulus-funded improvements to state unemployment programs. Read More
    • 04-13-09 NELP update: 40 states are in the process of taking up federal unemployment insurance stimulus funds. Read More
    • 03-30-09 NELP and allies release policy blueprint for reforming New York's economic development strategy to rebuild the middle class. Read More
    • 03-26-09 NELP staff attorney Tsedeye Gebreselassie speaks at New York State Attorney General press conference announcing arrests of two Bronx employers who repeatedly violated minimum wage and overtime laws. Read More
    • 03-20-09 NELP lauds the nomination of M. Patricia Smith to be Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More
    • 03-20-09 New NELP analysis calls on states to take immediate action to cover 1/2 million long-term jobless workers with extended benefits available through the stimulus bill. Read More
    • 03-18-09 NELP Staff Attorney Raj Nayak will be leading a session on workers' rights campaigns at the 2009 LaborNotes School this Saturday, March 21. Read More
    • 03-13-09 NELP and its state allies have successfully advocated for unemployment insurance modernization changes in Iowa and South Dakota, as momentum builds for states to accept stimulus funds. Read More
    • 03-12-09 NELP issues two new versions of our guidebook for advocates, Rights Begin at Home: Defending Domestic Workers' Rights. Click here for the newly-updated California version, and here for the brand-new Illinois version.
    • 03-10-09 "The Employee Free Choice Act will create better jobs, strengthen the economy and rebuild America’s middle class." Statement by Christine L. Owens, NELP's Executive Director, commenting on the bill's introduction today. Read More

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