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Rights at Risk: Gig Companies’ Campaign to Upend Employment as We Know It

Uber & Handy have teamed up with the far right to rewrite laws across the country, to workers’ detriment.

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Workplace Safety Enforcement Continues to Decline in Trump Administration

Under the Trump administration, OSHA enforcement activity —crucial to saving workers’ lives—is declining.

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Raises from Coast to Coast in 2019

Workers will see bigger paychecks as 19 states and 21 cities #RaiseTheWage in the New Year.

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A State Agenda for America’s Workers

18 Ways to Promote Good Jobs in the States

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How to Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After the Midwest Floods

A fact sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers and farmers unemployed due to the Midwest floods

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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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Meet the Warehouse Workers Challenging Amazon and Walmart

WWRC is a leader in confronting the trend of subcontracting and use of staffing agencies in the logistics sector.

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News Releases

Regional Approach to Federal Minimum Wage Would Keep Wages Artificially Low in Many Parts of U.S.

The regional approach would bake-in wages that are already artificially low in many parts of the country.

Posted April 4, 2019 Read More

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DOL ‘Joint Employer’ Proposal Would Upend Decades of Worker Protections

DOL’s proposal would make it harder for workers to enforce wage and hour laws.

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News Releases

Overcoming Gubernatorial Veto and Preemption Threat, Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage Rate

Maryland becomes the sixth state in the nation—and the first south of the Mason-Dixon line—to adopt a $15 minimum wage.

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News Releases

POLL: 2/3 Voters in ‘Battleground’ Congressional Districts Support Federal Minimum Wage of $15 by 2024

A new opinion poll confirms the popularity of the Raise the Wage Act.

Posted March 28, 2019 Read More

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Poll: Nearly 2/3 Florida Voters Oppose State Legislature’s Efforts to Strip Cities and Counties of Existing Powers

One misguided bill would ban all local laws pertaining to any “employment conditions.”

Posted March 27, 2019 Read More

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New Polling Shows Voters Support Stronger Overtime Protections

More than 8 million workers will be left behind by the Trump administration overtime proposal.

Posted March 22, 2019 Read More

News Releases

On the Trump Labor Department’s Weak Overtime Proposal

The DOL should rescind this proposal and implement stronger overtime protections.

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XPO Workers Needed Power of Union to Fight Pregnancy Discrimination

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Wage Theft Is a Real National Emergency

Trump fails to confront the ongoing crises facing low-wage workers but enjoys stoking fears about threats that do not exist.

via The American Prospect, March 5, 2019 Read More

Join us in celebrating NELP's 50th Anniversary

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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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