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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NELP Applauds Legislation to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Current $7.25 Rate Leaves Workers and Families Struggling

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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 California Wildfires

A fact sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties

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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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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING NELP’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Learn more about opportunities to support NELP this year. Get Tickets Today!

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A Legacy of Fighting Back: Taking on the Exploitative “Workfare” System

When a new congressional majority rode to power in the 1990s on an agenda that demonized civil legal services and(…)

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News Releases

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

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On the Trump Labor Department’s Weak Overtime Proposal

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

Posted March 8, 2019 Read More

Commentary

XPO Workers Needed Power of Union to Fight Pregnancy Discrimination

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Commentary

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.

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News Releases

NELP Welcomes Federal Legislation to Stop Forced Arbitration

The bill protects workers’ and consumers’ right to band together and have their day in court.

Posted February 28, 2019 Read More

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Colorado Legislation Would Restore Local Power to Raise Minimum Wage

The bill would restore local governments’ right to raise the minimum wage above the state’s level.

Posted February 25, 2019 Read More

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On Trump’s Plan to Declare a National Emergency to Build His Border Wall

It’s an unprecedented abuse of executive power that’s likely to be struck down.

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Complaint Charges USDOL with Hiding Data and Issuing False Information in Proposal to Roll Back Child Labor Protections

The DOL must retract and correct the false and misleading information contained in its proposal.

Posted February 11, 2019 Read More

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DeSantis’ Newly-Appointed Florida Supreme Court Justices Block Miami Beach from Raising Local Minimum Wage

The Florida Supreme Court justices also denied a majority-Latino city the right to ensure that local workers have the wages(…)

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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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