News Releases | June 17, 2019

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

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

News Releases | June 6, 2019

New Report: Can State Unemployment Systems Weather the Next Recession?

Barriers to accessing state unemployment benefits threaten a core program that stabilizes the economy during economic downturns

News Releases | June 5, 2019

Worker Rights’ Groups Applaud WA State for Leading the Nation in Restoring Overtime Pay

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee’s Department of Labor and Industries announced today the nation’s boldest proposal for restoring overtime pay(…)

News Releases | June 5, 2019

SEC’s Final Regulation Best Interest Package Falls Short for Workers, Investors

The SEC issued today a final Regulation Best Interest package that leaves working people with fewer, not more, protections.

News Releases | May 31, 2019

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.”

News Releases | May 22, 2019

Report: McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers from Gun Violence, Robberies, Attacks

Our report documents an epidemic of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants, compounded by the company’s failure to protect its workers.

News Releases | May 17, 2019

Connecticut to Become Seventh State in Nation, Fourth This Year, to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

With Connecticut’s move, nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce is now on a path to a $15 minimum wage.

News Releases | May 14, 2019

On the NLRB Memo Finding Uber Drivers to Be Independent Contractors

The NLRB memo ignores the reality of Uber’s relationship with its drivers and the myriad ways it controls their work.

News Releases | May 6, 2019

Activists Rally in Albany Demanding Labor Protections for Long-Excluded Farmworkers

New York farmworkers are demanding basic labor protections that they’ve been shut out from for 80 years.

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