News Releases | March 4, 2014

2 Million Long-term Unemployed Now Without Jobless Aid

The number of long-term unemployed Americans without access to jobless aid hit the two million mark this week as a(…)

Commentary | February 27, 2014

Reuters: On Minimum Wage: Mind the Gap

Just 24 hours after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour(…)

News Releases | February 19, 2014

Workers and US Government Cheated Out of Billions in Stolen Wages and Lost Tax Revenue.

A new report reveals the enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the(…)

Commentary | February 18, 2014

Huffington Post: “Ban the Box” Fair Hiring Policies Take Hold Around the Nation

Ten years ago, the grassroots civil rights organization, All of Us or None, came up with a simple idea to(…)

News Releases | February 18, 2014

NELP Response to CBO Report on Impacts of Raising the Minimum Wage

“Today’s Congressional Budget Office report is an outlier that flies in the face of overwhelming empirical evidence.

News Releases | February 7, 2014

Ongoing Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Clouds Jobs Report, Undermines Economic Recovery

1.7 Million Long-Term Unemployed Workers Suffer Without Federal Jobless Aid

News Releases | February 6, 2014

On the Senate Filibuster of Emergency Jobless Aid Extension

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Senate’s failure(…)

News Releases | January 31, 2014

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Senate’s failure to bring to a vote a three-month extension of emergency unemployment compensation.

Washington, DC—As President Obama convenes top business leaders today to discuss how they can improve job opportunities for the nation’s(…)

News Releases | January 28, 2014

NELP Applauds President Obama’s Focus on Raising Wages and Helping Long-Term Unemployed Get Back on Their Feet

The president’s State of the Union address comes at a moment when America’s workers are facing historic challenges.

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