2023 Policy & Advocacy Agenda

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Raises from Coast to Coast in 2023

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Ten-Year Legacy of the Fight for $15 and a Union Movement

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Fighting Labor Policy Preemption That Undermines Local Power and the Democratic Process

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Worker Power in the Carceral State: Policy Proposals Against the Criminalization of Workers

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How the ‘Coalition for Workforce Innovation’ is Putting Workers’ Rights at Risk

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Homeland Security Announcement Affirms Protections for Immigrant Workers Reporting Workplace Abuses

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new guidance on the agency’s procedures for granting temporary immigration relief and work authorization(…)

Posted January 13, 2023 Read More

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December Jobs Report: A Year of Job Growth Was a Missed Opportunity to Fix Unemployment Insurance

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final monthly jobs report of 2022 revealed that 4.5 million jobs were added and the(…)

Posted January 6, 2023 Read More

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NELP Applauds FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Contracts for All Workers in The U.S.

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) applauds the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule to ban non-compete contracts for all(…)

Posted January 5, 2023 Read More

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Addressing Occupational Segregation Means Centering Black Women Workers 

Radical shifts for Black women workers mean building new narratives centered on abundance, dignity, and collective liberation.  

Posted December 13, 2022 Read More

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November Jobs Report: As Job Growth Continues, Fixing Unemployment Insurance Remains an Urgent Priority

“Before the next recession, Congress must act with urgency and implement permanent, structural reform of the unemployment insurance system.”

Posted December 2, 2022 Read More

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Ten Years In, Fight for $15 and a Union Movement Helped Reduce Racial Wealth Gap Nationally, Injected $87.6 Billion Annually into U.S. Economy

The Fight for $15 has helped Black and Latinx working people build wealth and inspired worker organizing across the U.S.

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October Jobs Report: Disparities Persist as Unemployment Ticks Up

Despite continued job gains, the number of unemployed workers increased by 306,000.

Posted November 4, 2022 Read More

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NELP Applauds DOL’s Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

The DOL has taken a significant step forward in ensuring all people who work for someone else have access to(…)

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September Jobs Report: Hiring Slows, Public Employment Falls, and Racial Inequities Persist

We cannot simply accept the deep racial disparities that continue to mark employment—and unemployment—in the U.S.

Posted October 7, 2022 Read More

Press Clips

Why a minimum wage increase upstate could lead to further hikes

New York labor officials are proposing a $1 increase in the minimum wage for counties north of Westchester. If given(…)

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New Report: Audit Testing Could be Vital Tool in Identifying, Combatting Employment Discrimination

Audit testing can proactively identify discrimination in the hiring process – public agencies should use it.

Posted September 14, 2022 Read More

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Unemployment Benefits Kept 2.3 Million People Out of Poverty in 2021

A new analysis of just-released Supplemental Poverty Measure data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that unemployment insurance (UI) benefits,(…)

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August Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows and Unemployment Rises for Black and Latinx Workers

Last month saw a troubling rise in unemployment for workers of color.

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Press Clips

Subminimum Wages Were Always Deplorable. Inflation Is Making Them Worse.

Activists are pushing to end policies that allow employers to pay some workers less than the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

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News Releases

NELP Welcomes New U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FAQs on Supporting Immigration Relief and Retaliation Protections for Immigrant Workers 

NELP Statement on the DOL’s FAQs and guidance on immigration relief for workers who witness workplace abuse. 

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NELP's Unemployment Insurance Policy Hub

The UI Policy Hub offers resources to improve state UI programs and strengthen economic security for workers and their families.

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Featured Campaigns

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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