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(…)

News Releases | November 25, 2014

Low-Wage Crisis Hits American Manufacturing

1 in 4 manufacturing workers now paid less than $11.91 per hour as wage cuts, temporary jobs redefine the industry(…)

News Releases | November 20, 2014

On President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Statement of Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project “Five million immigrants who live and work as members of(…)

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(…)

Commentary | October 24, 2014

Talk Poverty: It Takes a Village to Enforce Fair Wage Laws

Via: Talk Poverty

Seattle made history in June when it became the first major city in America to pass a livable minimum wage(…)

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