Fighting for Safe Work: Injury Data Show Urgent Need for Intervention in NY State’s Warehouses

Warehouse Employment Surges 14 Percent in the State, While Workers Continue to be Injured at High Rates

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Unemployment Insurance System Unprepared for Another Recession

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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2023 Policy & Advocacy Agenda

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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Raises from Coast to Coast in 2023

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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News Releases

NELP Urges Caution on Portable Benefits Pilot Program Legislation

Such programs must promote worker mobility and strengthen economic security and not weaken existing labor rights.

Posted May 25, 2023 Read More

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April Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows Just as Black Workers See More Gains

It’s an affront to workers that the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, threatening to throw the economy into recession.

Posted May 5, 2023 Read More

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March Jobs Report: Many Jobless Workers Excluded from Unemployment Insurance

Congress must act to build an unemployment insurance system that will support all workers at all times.

Posted April 7, 2023 Read More

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POWER ACT Would Strengthen Immigrant Worker Power & Raise Workplace Standards for All Workers

The bill would ensure that immigrant workers can assert their workplace rights without fear of immigration-based retaliation.

Posted March 28, 2023 Read More

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February Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows, Unemployment Edges Up

5.9 million workers were unemployed in February, an increase of 242,000 from the prior month.

Posted March 10, 2023 Read More

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January Jobs Report: Many Workers Remain Uneasy Despite Strong Job Growth

A concerning new trend is the increase in the percentage of workers reporting that they worked multiple jobs.

Posted February 3, 2023 Read More

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Homeland Security Announcement Affirms Protections for Immigrant Workers Reporting Workplace Abuses

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new guidance on the agency’s procedures for granting temporary immigration relief and work authorization(…)

Posted January 13, 2023 Read More

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December Jobs Report: A Year of Job Growth Was a Missed Opportunity to Fix Unemployment Insurance

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final monthly jobs report of 2022 revealed that 4.5 million jobs were added and the(…)

Posted January 6, 2023 Read More

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NELP Applauds FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Contracts for All Workers in The U.S.

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) applauds the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule to ban non-compete contracts for all(…)

Posted January 5, 2023 Read More


Addressing Occupational Segregation Means Centering Black Women Workers 

Radical shifts for Black women workers mean building new narratives centered on abundance, dignity, and collective liberation.  

Posted December 13, 2022 Read More

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November Jobs Report: As Job Growth Continues, Fixing Unemployment Insurance Remains an Urgent Priority

“Before the next recession, Congress must act with urgency and implement permanent, structural reform of the unemployment insurance system.”

Posted December 2, 2022 Read More

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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.

Posted November 29, 2022 Read More

News Releases

October Jobs Report: Disparities Persist as Unemployment Ticks Up

Despite continued job gains, the number of unemployed workers increased by 306,000.

Posted November 4, 2022 Read More

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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(…)

Posted October 11, 2022 Read More

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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.

Posted October 7, 2022 Read More

Press Clips

Why a minimum wage increase upstate could lead to further hikes

New York labor officials are proposing a $1 increase in the minimum wage for counties north of Westchester. If given(…)

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News Releases

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.

Posted September 14, 2022 Read More

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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,(…)

Posted September 13, 2022 Read More

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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