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A State Agenda for America’s Workers:

18 Ways to Promote Good Jobs in the States

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Voters Say ‘Yes’ on Workers’ Issues

A round-up of 2018 mid-term election results.

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Worker Safety During Cleanup and Recovery From Hurricanes

An overview of hazards workers may face during post-hurricane cleanup and a summary of worker’s rights.

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How to Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After the November Wildfires in California

A Fact Sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties

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Curbing Stock Buybacks: A Crucial Step to Raising Worker Pay and Reducing Inequality

NELP and Roosevelt Institute report examines how workers could benefit if companies directed profit to workers

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Creating Barriers to Public Assistance is Not the Pathway to Work

Work requirements are just one of many ways this extreme agenda chips away at families’ life-saving benefits.

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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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Commentary

It’s Finally Time for One Fair Wage: Servers Shouldn’t Be at the Mercy of Customers, Among Other Factors

New York’s needlessly complex wage system prevents many from taking home the full minimum wage.

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News Releases

Poll Shows Nationwide Opposition to Trump DOL Proposal to Roll Back Child Labor Protections in Nursing Homes

There’s broad opposition to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to operate powered patient lifts without adult assistance and supervision.

Posted December 6, 2018 Read More

News Releases

USDA Relied on Flawed Analysis to Justify Line Speed Increases in Hog Slaughter Plants, Endangering Workers, Consumers, Animal Welfare

The USDA relied on a flawed analysis that downplayed the dangers posed to workers on hog processing lines.

Posted December 5, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Policy Groups Release Blueprint for How New Governors & Legislatures Can Counter Trump Administration’s War on Workers

NELP and EARN outline best practices in 18 policy areas for promoting good jobs with fair pay and safe workplaces.

Posted December 4, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Labor Department Refused to Release Survey It Claimed Justified Rolling Back Child Labor Protections. We Obtained a Copy. 

DOL is once again hiding unfavorable data from the public.

Posted December 3, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On Labor Secretary Acosta’s Handling of the Epstein Sex Abuse Case and What It Means for the Labor Department

NELP calls for a congressional investigation into how Mr. Acosta handled this case when he was U.S. attorney in Miami.

Posted December 3, 2018 Read More

News Releases

Report: Fight for $15 Won $68 Billion in Raises for 22 Million Workers

$15 is now the benchmark for a strong minimum wage around the country.

Posted November 29, 2018 Read More

News Releases

St. Paul Passes $15 Minimum Wage; Second City in Midwest to Back $15

A $15 minimum wage recognizes the value that St. Paul’s workers bring to the area’s thriving economy.

Posted November 14, 2018 Read More

Blog

What is the CIO in the AFL-CIO?

Posted November 9, 2018 Read More

Blog

Ensure Respect for Minimum Wage Laws

Posted November 7, 2018 Read More

News Releases

NELP Commends House Bill to End Forced Arbitration in the Workplace, Following SCOTUS Decision in Epic Systems

The Restoring Justice for Workers Act would prohibit the use of forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

Posted October 31, 2018 Read More

Blog

Goldman Sachs Attempts to Use Forced Arbitration to Shut Courthouse Doors on Women Alleging Sex Discrimination

After several courtroom losses, the bank is trying to strip women of their right to be in court at all.

Posted October 24, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On the D.C. Council’s Repeal of Initiative 77

Posted October 16, 2018 Read More

Blog

NELP Mourns the Passing of Jim Leonard

A preeminent expert on the Fair Labor Standards Act, Jim was driven by a profound commitment to upholding workers’ rights.

Posted October 4, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On the D.C. Council’s Repeal of Initiative 77

The D.C. Council’s repeal of Initiative 77 is a historic low point for democracy in the District of Columbia.

Posted October 2, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On Amazon Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15

Posted October 2, 2018 Read More

Featured Campaigns

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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