Reforming Unemployment Insurance is a Racial Justice Imperative

Changing this system is critical to advancing racial justice in the economy.

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Temp Workers Demand Good Jobs

Survey reveals poverty pay, permatemping, deceptive recruitment practices, and other job quality issues.

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Raises From Coast to Coast in 2022

A record-high 81 jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage over the course of 2022.

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Injuries, Dead-End Jobs, and Racial Inequity in Amazon’s Minnesota Operations

Amazon is failing to provide safe workplaces, stable employment, and adequate compensation to workers in MN.

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App-Based Workers Speak: Studies Reveal Anxiety, Frustration, and a Desire for Good Jobs

What is it really like for workers who are trying to make a living using #Uber, #Lyft, #Doordash & #Instacart?

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‘Just Cause’ Job Protections: Building Racial Equity and Shifting the Power Balance

A growing movement of workers is calling for lawmakers to end unjust firings and replace ‘at-will’ employment

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NELP Statement on Buffalo, NY Mass Shooting

The following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Buffalo, NY(…)

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Fact-Checking Amazon’s Bogus Workplace Health and Safety Claims

Sorting out fact and fiction in Amazon’s “Delivered with Care” report.

Posted May 11, 2022 Read More

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April Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth as Workers Demand Better Jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in April according to this morning’s monthly jobs report.  Approximately 428,000 jobs were produced,(…)

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Statement in response to the passage of an $18 minimum wage by 2028 in Hawaii

Lawmakers in Hawaii approved a bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $18 by January 2028,

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March Jobs Report: Job Growth Amidst Fears of a New Recession

With recovery still at risk, policymakers must adopt structural reforms to bolster the unemployment insurance system for all workers.

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February Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth Leaves Out Black Women

The nation’s economic recovery is still leaving workers behind.

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State of the Union: It’s Time to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

Congress cannot just pay lip service to frontline workers whose labor they take for granted.

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Federal Court Upholds New York City’s ‘Just Cause’ Job Protections

NYC’s law reins in unfair firings of fast-food workers, requiring employers to have a good reason and a fair process.

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January Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth But Pandemic’s Toll Still Felt Most by Black and Latinx Workers

The unemployment rate for Black workers was 6.9%, more than twice the rate for white workers (3.4%).

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Record Number of Cities, States Will Increase Minimum Wages in 2022 

­21 states and 35 cities and counties will raise their wage floors in the New Year.

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NELP statement in response to the new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard issued by OSHA

Statement from NELP in response to the new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard issued by OSHA

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NELP Welcomes DHS Memo Outlining New Efforts to Support Worker Rights

DHS will examine existing policies and recommend new ones to support the enforcement of labor standards.

Posted October 12, 2021 Read More

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NELP statement on introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act

The following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project on the introduction of(…)

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NELP Calls on Biden Administration to Stop Mass Deportation and Mistreatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers

Where is the Biden administration’s commitment to racial justice, equity, dignity, or even basic due process?

Posted September 22, 2021 Read More

2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Our 2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda describes how we will advance transformative solutions to achieve racial and economic justice and support Black and immigrant workers in building power.

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Ensuring Safe and Healthful Working Conditions

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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