Blog | March 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial to Workers and the Economy in the Last Recession

Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the(…)

Blog | March 13, 2020

Precarious at Work, Precarious in Health

The coronavirus is making painfully clear how difficult life is for underpaid workers in this country—from a lack of paid(…)

Blog | February 21, 2020

Digging up the Root: How UNC Housekeepers Connected Workers’ Rights with Reparations and Won

Caption: Photo of member leaders of the UNC Housekeepers Association at a press conference in 1995. Courtesy of John Kenyon(…)

Blog | February 13, 2020

Trump NLRB Earns an “F” for Proposing to Take Away Graduate Student Workers’ Rights

Last fall, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) published a notice that sounds a lot like a(…)

Blog | February 7, 2020

Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for D.C. Residents – NELP D.C. Council Testimony

Last week, NELP provided testimony in support of the “Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing for Returning Citizens Amendment Act of(…)

Blog | February 6, 2020

The PRO Act Protects Worker Democracy, and That’s Good for All of Us

The PRO Act would strengthen workers’ ability to unionize and collectively bargain for better pay and working conditions, and much(…)

Blog | January 30, 2020

Sorry, Uber, You’re Still Covered by AB 5

The new policies Uber has announced do not change the basics of how Uber exerts control: it sets fares, it(…)

Blog | January 20, 2020

Digging Up the Root: About the “We”

Blog | January 20, 2020

Digging Up the Root: About the “We”

A monthly blog series, Digging up the Root, will feature stories, videos, and interviews that highlight Black workers’ center organizing,(…)

Blog | January 15, 2020

NELP Files Amicus Brief in 2nd Circuit Case: Preventing End-Runs Around FLSA Settlement Review

Judicial review of wage theft settlements is crucial to ensuring fairness, compliance, and transparency.

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