Foundations for a Just and Inclusive Recovery

A just and inclusive recovery will advance racial, gender, and economic justice in this moment and beyond

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Why the U.S. Needs a $15 Minimum Wage

How the Raise the Wage Act would benefit U.S. workers and their families

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Raises from Coast to Coast in 2021

Workers’ wages will increase in 52 cities, counties, and states on January 1.

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Six Recommended Goals for the Biden-Harris Administration

NELP’s six bold solutions for the next administration that center workers & unemployed people.

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COVID-19 Resources for Unemployed and Frontline Workers

Learn about the resources and benefits available to unemployed and frontline workers impacted by COVID-19.

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FAQs for Workers: Unemployment Insurance

FAQs for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic.

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Employer Best Practices: Policies to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Read the new guide developed with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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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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News Releases

ABB, EPI, and NELP Release Toolkit for Advocates and Policymakers on Model Policies Local Governments Can Implement to Raise Standards for Frontline Workers During COVID and Beyond

The four model policies would advance premium pay, paid sick days, COVID-19 worker health and safety, and protection against retaliation.

Posted April 7, 2021 Read More

News Releases

On the Introduction of the Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act to Protect Meatpacking Workers

The bill would suspend and prohibit any line speed increases in meatpacking plants during the pandemic.

Posted March 11, 2021 Read More

News Releases

NELP Urges Immediate House Passage of COVID Rescue Plan to Get Resources to Workers Now

Inadequate bill means Congress must raise the federal minimum wage and adopt systemic unemployment program reforms to help workers

Posted March 6, 2021 Read More

News Releases

NELP Urges Senate Passage of COVID American Rescue Plan

The Senate must move quickly to improve and pass the American Rescue Plan.

Posted February 27, 2021 Read More

News Releases

On Federal Legislation Creating a Path to Citizenship for Frontline Immigrant Workers

The Citizenship for Essential Workers Act is a testament to the movement for immigrant rights.

Posted February 26, 2021 Read More

News Releases

NEW POLLING Commissioned by NELP: Voters Agree—Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 Is Good for Everyone

Across all demographics, swing district voters confirm that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 is good policy.

Posted February 10, 2021 Read More

News Releases

NELP and Allies File Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Defend Labor Organizers’ Access to Worksites

An adverse decision could potentially jeopardize regulators’ ability to access jobsites to enforce critical worker protections.

Posted February 10, 2021 Read More

News Releases

Steve Gray Joins the Unemployment Insurance Team at NELP

Steve’s experience as a UI claimant advocate, academic, and state agency administrator makes him the perfect addition to NELP.

Posted February 9, 2021 Read More

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NELP Urges Senate to Include All Immigrants in COVID Relief Package

We need a relief package to build a strong, unified recovery rather than a fragmented, exclusionary, and ineffective one.

Posted February 5, 2021 Read More

News Releases

On the Passing of John Sweeney, Former AFL-CIO President

Sweeney spent his career making the world a better place for all workers, be they in a union or not.

Posted February 3, 2021 Read More

News Releases

New Survey From Broad Coalition Shows Overlapping Challenges of Racial, Gender, and Economic Injustice Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Survey reinforces need for worker-centered and equity-focused interventions in the pandemic recovery.

Posted February 3, 2021 Read More

Blog

Reflecting on NELP’s Partnership with the Local Solutions Support Center to Fight Preemption and Protect Pro-worker Advocacy

To better respond to the threat of preemption, NELP and LSSC formed a partnership in 2019.

Posted January 25, 2021 Read More

News Releases

On President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Workers from COVID-19

We urge OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard immediately.

Posted January 21, 2021 Read More

Blog

What Unemployment Benefits Are in the COVID Short-Term Partial Relief Bill? 

Congress finally passed a short-term relief bill after jobless workers had demanded UI extensions for months.

Posted December 22, 2020 Read More

News Releases

On Congress’s Compromise COVID Relief Deal

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Continuing the Fight in 2021

We believe that every person should have their basic needs met in this crisis. Thank you for continuing the fight with us.

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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FAQs are for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic, and whether they should apply.

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