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    • 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
    • 07-08-09 New NELP report documents the impact of port worker background checks on people of color, as processing delays leave workers jobless during the recession. Read More
    • 07-02-09 Report by NELP and the Fiscal Policy Institute documents the collateral damage of Albany's political chaos on jobless New Yorker. Read More
    • 07-02-09 NELP's Christine Owens: "Astonishing June job losses raise the alarm for record numbers of long term unemployed." Read More
    • 06-29-09 NELP and a coalition of human rights groups from around the country delivered a report asking the U.N. to address racial profiling in immigration enforcement by local police. Read More
    • 06-29-09 NELP applauds passage of American Clean Energy Security Act, which will provide middle-class green jobs for communities across the country. Read More
    • 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

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