News Releases | June 6, 2019

New Report: Can State Unemployment Systems Weather the Next Recession?

Barriers to accessing state unemployment benefits threaten a core program that stabilizes the economy during economic downturns

News Releases | June 5, 2019

Worker Rights’ Groups Applaud WA State for Leading the Nation in Restoring Overtime Pay

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee’s Department of Labor and Industries announced today the nation’s boldest proposal for restoring overtime pay(…)

News Releases | June 5, 2019

SEC’s Final Regulation Best Interest Package Falls Short for Workers, Investors

The SEC issued today a final Regulation Best Interest package that leaves working people with fewer, not more, protections.

News Releases | May 31, 2019

Puerto Rico Grants 30-Day Extension to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

“Now is the time for the Puerto Rico Labor Department to seriously boost the numbers of people applying.”

News Releases | May 22, 2019

Report: McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers from Gun Violence, Robberies, Attacks

Our report documents an epidemic of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants, compounded by the company’s failure to protect its workers.

News Releases | May 17, 2019

Connecticut to Become Seventh State in Nation, Fourth This Year, to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

With Connecticut’s move, nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce is now on a path to a $15 minimum wage.

Blog | May 16, 2019

Uber Drivers Should Be Eligible for Unemployment Compensation: What’s at Stake in PA Supreme Court Case

Our amicus brief argues that there are compelling social and public policy reasons why “gig” workers like Uber drivers should(…)

Blog | May 15, 2019

News About a Year-end Leadership Transition

Under Chris’s leadership, NELP has more than doubled in size and tripled its budget.

News Releases | May 14, 2019

On the NLRB Memo Finding Uber Drivers to Be Independent Contractors

The NLRB memo ignores the reality of Uber’s relationship with its drivers and the myriad ways it controls their work.

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