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    • 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
    • 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

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