A New Social Contract for Workers

To build a new social contract for workers, our movements are calling for bold new public policies.

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Lasting Solutions for America’s Temporary Workers

Policy solutions that rein in the temporary staffing industry and provide workers with protections.

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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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Fighting Wage Preemption

New report showing how preemption of local wages has become a powerful anti-worker and anti-democratic policy.

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Exposing Wage Theft Without Fear: States Must Protect Workers from Retaliation

Analysis of retaliation protection laws illustrates the majority of states fail to provide basic protections.

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Are State Unemployment Systems Still Able to Counter Recessions?

Is the UI system still up to the task of mitigating recessions?

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News Releases

California Passes Landmark Law Protecting Employee Rights of Uber Drivers, Gig Workers, Others

When workers organize, they can win even against tech behemoths.

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Temporary Jobs Are Growing Fast, But Temp Workers Have Few Legal Protections

Only three states—Massachusetts, Illinois, and California—have legal protections in place for temp workers.

Posted August 26, 2019 Read More


In Case of a Downturn: Extended Unemployment Insurance Is an Economic Lifeline

It’s not too early to plan for extending unemployment benefits.

Posted August 22, 2019 Read More

News Releases

On New Hampshire Gov. Sununu’s Veto of $12 by 2022 Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Sununu’s veto displays a misinformed and wrongheaded approach to pressing economic issues in New Hampshire.

Posted August 9, 2019 Read More

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How Michigan’s Legislature Violated Its Constitution by Gutting a Minimum Wage Law

Our amicus brief argues Michigan lawmakers undermined the will of voters in violation of the state constitution.

Posted June 21, 2019 Read More

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New York State’s Dependent Worker Act Falls Short for Gig Workers

The state should ensure that gig workers have full rights as employees.

Posted June 17, 2019 Read More

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Puerto Rico Grants 30-Day Extension to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

“Now is the time for the Puerto Rico Labor Department to seriously boost the numbers of people applying.”

Posted May 31, 2019 Read More


Learn about NELP’s two-day invitation-only strategy conference featuring more than 30 workshops and 50 presenters!

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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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