News Releases | September 13, 2022

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,(…)

News Releases | August 5, 2022

GUARD Act a Positive Step to Address Historic Inequities in the Unemployment Insurance System

The GUARD Act would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to develop concrete performance standards for states on equity,(…)

News Releases | June 9, 2021

In 21 States Ending All Pandemic UI Programs Early, 3 in 4 Will Lose All Jobless Aid

These abrupt and misguided cutoffs in GOP-led states will hurt millions of workers and families and set back economic recovery.

News Releases | May 6, 2021

NELP Decries Montana’s Move to End Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s move to abruptly end the state’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs is cruel and(…)

News Releases | April 7, 2021

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.

News Releases | February 27, 2021

NELP Urges Senate Passage of COVID American Rescue Plan

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

News Releases | January 15, 2021

NELP on the Biden COVID-19 Relief Plan

We call on Congress to pass this proposal into law to bring stability into our communities, aid our health, and(…)

News Releases | July 27, 2020

Senate Republicans’ COVID Bill Fails Workers and Families

Their bill would slash the weekly unemployment supplement to only $200.

News Releases | March 18, 2020

Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

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