Blog | August 31, 2021

Why Immediate and Long-Term Unemployment Reform is a Matter of Racial and Gender Justice

A transformed unemployment insurance system must center racial and gender justice.

Blog | March 18, 2021

The Pandemic’s Impact on Workers and Looking Towards a Just Recovery

NELP’s roadmap for a Just Recovery is based on our vision for bold structural change and on our fall 2020(…)

Blog | December 22, 2020

What Unemployment Benefits Are in the COVID Short-Term Partial Relief Bill? 

Congress finally passed a short-term relief bill after jobless workers had demanded UI extensions for months.

Blog | December 10, 2020

What Should You Expect in the Coming Weeks If You Are Unemployed?

This is a truly frightening time for the many millions of people across the country who are unemployed. Here is(…)

Blog | October 23, 2020

Unemployment Payments Are Running Out for Millions, Even as Long-Term Unemployment Surges

An acute crisis looms as the number of long-term unemployed workers—people out of work for 26 weeks or longer—is ballooning.

Blog | June 23, 2020

Labor Secretary Scalia Wrongly Rejects Federal Role in Enforcing Unemployment Rights of Workers Who Refuse Unsafe Work

This commentary was cross-published on the ACS Expert Forum Blog Background The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural challenges(…)

Blog | April 27, 2020

Unemployment benefit amounts must be high enough to sustain workers in this crisis

Unemployment insurance (UI) is a program designed to keep workers connected to the workforce. It is an earned benefit that(…)

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 | August 22, 2019

In Case of a Downturn: Extended Unemployment Insurance Is an Economic Lifeline

It’s not too early to plan for extending unemployment benefits.

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