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    • 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
    • 03-09-09 NELP's National Wage & Hour Clearinghouse is one year old!  Click here for more information about how we've created an online community to promote policy, litigation and organizing campaigns around fair pay. Read More
    • 02-28-09 NELP issues updated state implementation guide for the Unemployment Insurance Modernization provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Click here for all of NELP's ARRA materials. Read More
    • 02-23-09 NELP, along with a coalition of 50 community and labor groups, calls for Congress to suspend "midnight regulations" that would undermine the goals of the H2B guestworker program. Read More
    • 02-19-09 New NELP analysis shows states how they can take advantage of stimulus dollars to cover 800,000 workers exhausting federal jobless benefits. Read More
    • 02-15-09 Millions of the jobless to get critical aid as NELP and its allies achieve major victories in economic recovery legislation. Read More
    • 02-05-09 NELP's advocacy helped to defeat proposals in the Montana Senate that would have repealed the state's annual cost-of-living increases and frozen the state's minimum wage for tipped workers like waitresses. Read More
    • 01-23-09 Together with Eileen Appelbaum of Rutgers , NELP published an op-ed in the New Jersey Star Ledger calling on the state legislature to increase the minimum wage as a way to provide a stimulus for the state’s economy. Read More
    • 01-22-09 New York's unemployment rate surged to a 14 year high of 7.0% and advocates called for Albany to fix jobless benefits. Read More
    • 01-21-09 NELP has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit urging the court to reconsider a decision that would expose state and local workplace protection laws to wasteful litigation.  Read More
    • 01-15-09 House recovery bill, developed in concert with President-elect Obama, would bring swift relief to the jobless. Read More
    • 01-15-09 NELP has filed an amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opposing efforts by Bayada Nurses Inc. to strip minimum wage and overtime rights from home health care workers in Pennsylvania. Read More
    • 01-09-09 Jobs are being lost at a scale unimaginable just a few months ago. Now, there's unprecedented urgency to efforts in Washington to expand the safety net for the jobless by passing the UI Modernization Act. Read More
    • 01-07-09 Read a major analysis of "Migrant Labor, Forced Labor and Human Rights," presented at this year's LERA conference. Read More
    • 01-07-09 As state legislatures reconvene, the recession is on top of the agenda. NELP provides new recommendations for model policies to protect the jobless. Read More
    • 12-30-08 New Jersey's Minimum Wage Advisory Commission has released its 2008 Annual Report, which calls on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage and adopts other proposals recommended by NELP and allies. Read More

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