The bill would ensure that immigrant workers can assert their workplace rights without fear of immigration-based retaliation.Posted Mar 28, 2023
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new guidance on the agency’s procedures for granting temporary immigration relief and work authorization(…)Posted Jan 13, 2023
An Amazon employee died at a New Jersey fulfillment center during the online retailer’s massive Prime Day sales event last week.via Rolling Stone, Jul 18, 2022
Worker safety is in crisis in this pandemic. To protect public health, we must protect worker health. NELP is advocating for states to issue necessary protective measures and for OSHA to issue a standard to protect workers from COVID-19 and other similar infectious diseases.
NELP works with allies across the country to ensure that federal and state worker safety and health protections remain strong. We are dedicated to bringing attention to dangerous conditions and fighting back when policymakers try to weaken these protections.
NELP focuses on the health and safety hazards and risks facing Black and Brown workers in dangerous low-paid industries, developing policy solutions that ensure that workers don’t have to sacrifice their lives for a paycheck. NELP is a leader in the fight to raise labor standards in the meat and poultry industry, which is built on the backs of Black, Latinx, and immigrant workers. We coordinate the fight against policies that would allow plants to increase line speeds and endanger workers, consumers, and animal welfare. NELP has also published reports highlighting the dangerous conditions faced by workers at Amazon warehouses and McDonald’s restaurants.
Workers’ compensation, often known as the “grand bargain,” is failing workers big time. Over the past two decades, changes in state laws governing workers’ compensation—a system that has been in place for more than 100 years—have made it much harder for injured workers to receive adequate benefits, which are paltry when they are awarded. Further, an increasing number of studies confirm that only a fraction of injured workers receive any benefits at all. We hope the following resources are useful to advocates who work on improving their state’s workers’ compensation laws and preventing further rollbacks of these critical worker protections.