Commentary | January 27, 2015

Washington Post: The Paths to Full Employment, Path 1: Fair-Hiring Practices for People with Records

Via: Washington Post

NELP board member Jared Bernstein on helping people with records find jobs.

Commentary | January 18, 2015

MSNBC: The State of Low-Wage America

This column is part of “The State of America,” an msnbc.com series leading up to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State(…)

Commentary | December 4, 2014

MSNBC: Fast Food Workers’ Strike Gains Steam

Fast-food workers in more than 190 cities across the nation took to the streets once again on Thursday with their(…)

Commentary | December 3, 2014

Talk Poverty: We Need Fair Chance Hiring of People With Criminal Records

The police shooting of Michael Brown provides yet another reminder of the need to address decades of over-criminalization and under-employment(…)

Commentary | December 1, 2014

Huffington Post: EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010, running the litigation(…)

Commentary | November 26, 2014

Reuters: Manufacturing’s False Promise of a Decent Payday

Manufacturing jobs built America’s middle class, after all. So providing generous government supports to companies that promise to build or(…)

Commentary | November 19, 2014

Collateral Consequences Resource Center: Federal Regulation of Criminal Background Checking

Via: Collateral Consequences Resource Center

Twenty years ago, criminal record background checks for employment were rare. Today, the easy accessibility of criminal records on the(…)

Commentary | November 8, 2014

MSNBC: Politicians Beware—The Movement for Higher Wages Has Arrived

Sure, Democrats – who have championed increasing the minimum wage – might have lost the Senate. But across both red(…)

Commentary | November 7, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Next step with Prop. 47 is to Help Ex-Inmates Get Jobs

Via: Sacramento Bee

Proposition 47, which California voters overwhelmingly approved Tuesday, could change the course of the state’s criminal justice system. By changing(…)

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