Resources to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Featured resources and news on the health, safety, and economic security of working people.

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CORONAVIRUS AND JOB LOSS:

Here’s what policymakers can do to help workers who’ve lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Amazon’s Disposable Workers: High Injury and Turnover Rates at Fulfillment Centers in California

The troubling picture of Amazon’s business model seems to show the company views its workers as disposable.

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My Vision for Justice

Executive Director, Rebecca Dixon, shares her vision for NELP’s contribution to our movement.

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Minimum Wage Increases Reverse Post-Recession Wage Declines for Workers in Lowest-Paid Jobs

Real wages for most U.S. workers remain below 2009 levels, but minimum wage increases prove highly effective.

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Fighting Wage Preemption: Restoring Local Democracy and Workers’ Hard-Won Wages

Workers are losing billions of dollars every year because their state legislatures blocked local raises.

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Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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Guest Blog: To Protect the Public, Lawmakers Must Help Keep Healthcare Workers Safe

Our lawmakers can and must take steps now to avert this threat.

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New York’s Highest Court Rules Postmates Couriers ‘And Others Similarly Situated’ Are Employees Eligible for Unemployment Insurance

This landmark decision is especially timely and important in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Posted March 27, 2020 Read More

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NELP Commends Relief for Workers in Coronavirus Package, Calls for More to Be Done

NELP commends the workers, advocates, and legislators who secured this support, and we call for more to be done.

Posted March 26, 2020 Read More

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We Need a Czar to Protect Health Care Workers

This administration needs to immediately focus the nation’s resources on keeping our health care workers and first responders safe.

Posted March 24, 2020 Read More

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On Senator Bennet’s Unemployment Insurance Reform Legislation

Unemployment insurance must be strengthened to help all workers who have suffered job loss.

Posted March 24, 2020 Read More

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NELP Condemns Trump Administration’s Use of Term, ‘Chinese Virus,’ Urges Workplaces to Reject Casual Racism 

Such language enables xenophobia, dehumanization, and violence, endangering Asian-American workers and communities.

Posted March 20, 2020 Read More

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On Today’s Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

The surge in new UI claims is a prelude to the tsunami expected in coming weeks.

Posted March 19, 2020 Read More

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Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

Posted March 18, 2020 Read More

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NELP Applauds Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Bill That Rises to the Moment

Every day that Congress delays these reforms only worsens this public health and economic emergency.

Posted March 17, 2020 Read More

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Virginia Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $12 by 2023, With Path to $15 by 2026

Virginia joins 29 other states in raising its minimum wage above the paltry federal floor of $7.25.

Posted March 9, 2020 Read More

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On AFSCME’s Lawsuit Challenging USDOL Final Rule Allowing States to Privatize Employment Services

The rule opens the door for private companies to control public-serving functions, with no accountability to the public.

Posted February 14, 2020 Read More

Resources to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Featured resources and news on the health, safety, and economic security of working people during this challenging time.

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Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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Are the Trump Administration and Congress Really "Putting Workers First?”

See our new resource page tracking day-to-day developments on worker issues under the current administration and Congress.

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