News Releases | April 2, 2020

On the Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for April 2, 2020

More than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week—another shocking record high.

News Releases | March 27, 2020

Statement on Historic Unemployment Claims Report March 26, 2020

Today’s claims report makes it clear: states must use this moment to ensure their UI program can meet the demands(…)

News Releases | March 26, 2020

NELP Commends Relief for Workers in Coronavirus Package, Calls for More to Be Done

NELP commends the workers, advocates, and legislators who secured this support, and we call for more to be done.

News Releases | March 24, 2020

On Senator Bennet’s Unemployment Insurance Reform Legislation

Unemployment insurance must be strengthened to help all workers who have suffered job loss.

News Releases | March 20, 2020

NELP Condemns Trump Administration’s Use of Term, ‘Chinese Virus,’ Urges Workplaces to Reject Casual Racism 

Such language enables xenophobia, dehumanization, and violence, endangering Asian-American workers and communities.

News Releases | March 19, 2020

On Today’s Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

The surge in new UI claims is a prelude to the tsunami expected in coming weeks.

News Releases | March 18, 2020

Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

News Releases | March 17, 2020

NELP Applauds Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Bill That Rises to the Moment

Every day that Congress delays these reforms only worsens this public health and economic emergency.

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