News Releases | May 5, 2021

NELP Welcomes DOL’s Withdrawal of Harmful Independent Contractor Rule

The DOL rejected gig companies’ false message that workers would somehow benefit from being left out of fundamental employment protections.

News Releases | April 30, 2021

New Report: Just-Cause Reforms Broadly Popular, Offer Solutions to Workplace Racial Inequity

Under at-will employment, most employers can legally fire workers without warning or explanation. We need to change that.

News Releases | April 28, 2021

On Workers Memorial Day, NELP Urges Administration to Release Promised COVID Worker Protection Standards

This standard is about keeping workers safe on the job and holding employers accountable if they cut corners.

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

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