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

This report analyzes the Fight for $15 movement’s impact beyond wages.

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

Report on the experience of cities in TX, MO, and CO, where workers’ efforts were met with preemption threats.

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How Workers in Florida Can Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After Hurricane Ian

Those unemployed due to Hurricane Ian may be able to receive unemployment benefits

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Worker Power in the Carceral State: 10 Policy Proposals Against the Criminalization of Workers

Policy agenda for reentry and workers’ rights advocates that addresses the criminalization of workers.

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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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News Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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On the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

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

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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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