News Releases | June 10, 2021

Historic Fix to New York’s Part-time Unemployment System a Win for Workers; Boosts New York’s Economic Recovery by Encouraging Return to Work

NY’s legislature and Gov. Cuomo announced a historic deal to fix the state’s worst-in-the-nation unemployment insurance rules for part-time work.

News Releases | June 9, 2021

In 21 States Ending All Pandemic UI Programs Early, 3 in 4 Will Lose All Jobless Aid

These abrupt and misguided cutoffs in GOP-led states will hurt millions of workers and families and set back economic recovery.

News Releases | May 18, 2021

NELP Decries New CDC Mask Guidance for Failing to Address Workplace Exposure

Frontline workers of color continue to be more impacted by COVID-19.

News Releases | May 10, 2021

New Report: California Leads the Country in Pre-Apprenticeship Programs for People With Records

A new NELP report describes how California’s experience can inform efforts around the country to lift and build out pre-apprenticeships for(…)

News Releases | May 5, 2021

NELP Welcomes DOL’s Withdrawal of Harmful Independent Contractor Rule

The DOL rejected gig companies’ false message that workers would somehow benefit from being left out of fundamental employment protections.

News Releases | April 30, 2021

New Report: Just-Cause Reforms Broadly Popular, Offer Solutions to Workplace Racial Inequity

Under at-will employment, most employers can legally fire workers without warning or explanation. We need to change that.

News Releases | April 28, 2021

On Workers Memorial Day, NELP Urges Administration to Release Promised COVID Worker Protection Standards

This standard is about keeping workers safe on the job and holding employers accountable if they cut corners.

News Releases | April 27, 2021

On President Biden’s Executive Order Establishing a $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

This is an important first step to ensuring that all jobs paid with federal revenues are good jobs.

News Releases | April 7, 2021

ABB, EPI, and NELP Release Toolkit for Advocates and Policymakers on Model Policies Local Governments Can Implement to Raise Standards for Frontline Workers During COVID and Beyond

The four model policies would advance premium pay, paid sick days, COVID-19 worker health and safety, and protection against retaliation.

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