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

New report uncovers the truth about The Coalition for Workforce Innovation (CWI)

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Warehousing Pain: Amazon Worker Injury Rate  Skyrockets with Company’s Rapid Expansion in NYS

64 Percent Increase in Injuries Reported as Amazon Doubles the Number of Facilities in the State Since January

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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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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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GUARD Act a Positive Step to Address Historic Inequities in the Unemployment Insurance System

The GUARD Act would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to develop concrete performance standards for states on equity,(…)

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July Jobs Report: Robust Job Growth, Yet Recovery Remains Unequal

The unemployment rate fell to 3.1% for white workers but rose to 6.0% for Black workers.

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NELP Commends USDOL’s Proposed Rules for Nondisplacement of Federal Contract Service Workers

Proposal to implement Biden’s nondisplacement EO for federal contractors is an important step toward providing job security for qualified workers.

Posted July 14, 2022 Read More

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June Jobs Report: Job Growth Continues Amid Fears of a Downturn

While we do not yet see a job market slowdown, Congress must enact permanent structural reform of the UI system.

Posted July 8, 2022 Read More

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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. 

Posted July 7, 2022 Read More

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SCOTUS Sides with Fossil Fuel Industry in Shameful EPA Decision

By weakening EPA’s ability to tackle climate change, the Court has further imperiled the planet and our lives.

Posted June 30, 2022 Read More


Reversing Labor Laws Rooted in Slavery

At-will employment and the subminimum wage emerged from the backlash to Emancipation.

Posted June 17, 2022 Read More

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SCOTUS Slashes More Worker Protections in Viking River Cruises Decision

The Supreme Court today thwarted yet another avenue for workers to come together for better pay and working conditions.

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May Jobs Report: Unemployment Insurance Overhaul a Pressing Need Even During Periods of Job Growth

Strengthening UI is critical to racial equity, as job growth continues to be uneven.

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On the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

We join in collective mourning and solidarity with all who demand action to prevent gun violence.

Posted May 25, 2022 Read More

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On the Buffalo, New York Mass Shooting

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

Posted May 16, 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,

Posted May 4, 2022 Read More

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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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2022 Mid-Year Update: Our Progress Toward Advancing Racial and Economic Justice

In January NELP released our 2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda describing our fight for a good-jobs economy. This mid-year update highlights accomplishments over the last six months and elevates areas of focus for the second half of 2022.

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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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