News Releases | January 7, 2022

December Jobs Report: Economic Recovery Remains Unstable and Unequal

The unemployment rate in December fell to 3.9%, according to this morning’s monthly jobs report. While unemployment declined this month(…)

Press Clips | January 5, 2022

The U.S. to see ‘the largest wave of minimum wage raises’ in 2022: Policy program director

Via: Yahoo! Finance

These raises that took effect this week and that combined with other scheduled for later this year are the largest(…)

Press Clips | December 30, 2021

Minimum Wage will Rise in 21 States on January 1

Via: NBC News NOW

Minimum wage is set to go up in 21 states on January 1, 2022. Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Director of Work Quality(…)

Press Clips | December 27, 2021

At least 5 GOP-led states offer jobless benefits to workers who refuse vaccines; others may follow

Via: Washington Post

“These governors, who are using the unemployment insurance system in a moment of political theater to make a statement about(…)

News Releases | December 20, 2021

Record Number of Cities, States Will Increase Minimum Wages in 2022 

­21 states and 35 cities and counties will raise their wage floors in the New Year.

Press Clips | December 16, 2021

Report: Amazon facilities in Minnesota have high rate of injuries, pay inequities

Via: Star Tribune

A new report by the National Employment Law Project and Awood Center urges investigations by state authorities and more involvement(…)

Press Clips | December 15, 2021

These 4 states pay unemployment benefits to unvaccinated workers who were fired

Via: CNBC

The governors of Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee signed laws in recent weeks that change eligibility rules for jobless benefits.

News Releases | December 8, 2021

Report: Injury Rate at Minnesota Amazon Warehouses Is Four Times the Statewide Average for All Industries

Warehouse conditions marked by racial pay inequities, high turnover, harmful discipline practices.

Press Clips | December 6, 2021

Credit scores are supposed to be race-neutral. That’s impossible.

Via: Washington Post

Blacks must make extraordinary efforts to overcome the discrimination that is often hidden in financial policies or products that are(…)

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