News Releases | January 31, 2014

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Senate’s failure to bring to a vote a three-month extension of emergency unemployment compensation.

Washington, DC—As President Obama convenes top business leaders today to discuss how they can improve job opportunities for the nation’s(…)

News Releases | January 28, 2014

NELP Applauds President Obama’s Focus on Raising Wages and Helping Long-Term Unemployed Get Back on Their Feet

The president’s State of the Union address comes at a moment when America’s workers are facing historic challenges.

News Releases | January 22, 2014

Grassroots & National Advocates Launch Initiative Calling on President Obama to Embrace Fair Chance Hiring Reforms

Over 100 Localities and States Pave the Way for Federal Action

News Releases | January 15, 2014

Workers Launch Campaign to Stop Theft from Employee Paychecks

Rampant crime keeps workers below minimum wage, hurts families, sucks billions from economy; New online and Spanish-language radio ads give(…)

News Releases | January 10, 2014

Weak Job Growth and Labor Force Decline Reinforce Need to Renew Federal Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON—Job gains were surprisingly weak in December, with the economy adding only 74,000 jobs as the nation’s long-term unemployment crisis(…)

News Releases | January 7, 2014

On Senate Vote to Advance Emergency Unemployment Compensation Bill

“Today’s Senate vote to move ahead on a bill to renew federal unemployment insurance through March 31st is an encouraging(…)

News Releases | April 2, 2013

Improving Unemployment Insurance Financing in New York

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers reached an agreement on a $141 billion budget that makes(…)

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