News Releases | April 27, 2021

On President Biden’s Executive Order Establishing a $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

This is an important first step to ensuring that all jobs paid with federal revenues are good jobs.

Videos | April 23, 2021

Dangerously Wrong: How the Gig Economy is a Structurally Racist System of Work 

In a virtual briefing before Congressional staff on March 4, 2021, “Centering Workers of Color to Ensure Essential Rights in(…)

News Releases | April 7, 2021

ABB, EPI, and NELP Release Toolkit for Advocates and Policymakers on Model Policies Local Governments Can Implement to Raise Standards for Frontline Workers During COVID and Beyond

The four model policies would advance premium pay, paid sick days, COVID-19 worker health and safety, and protection against retaliation.

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(…)

News Releases | March 11, 2021

On the Introduction of the Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act to Protect Meatpacking Workers

The bill would suspend and prohibit any line speed increases in meatpacking plants during the pandemic.

News Releases | March 6, 2021

NELP Urges Immediate House Passage of COVID Rescue Plan to Get Resources to Workers Now

Inadequate bill means Congress must raise the federal minimum wage and adopt systemic unemployment program reforms to help workers

News Releases | February 27, 2021

NELP Urges Senate Passage of COVID American Rescue Plan

The Senate must move quickly to improve and pass the American Rescue Plan.

News Releases | February 26, 2021

On Federal Legislation Creating a Path to Citizenship for Frontline Immigrant Workers

The Citizenship for Essential Workers Act is a testament to the movement for immigrant rights.

News Releases | February 19, 2021

Statement on the Introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

The following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project on the introduction of(…)

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