Commentary | July 28, 2014

Huffington Post: $15.00 is the New Eight-Hour Day

Via: Huffington Post

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour(…)

Videos | July 24, 2014

Fifth anniversary of the last increase of the federal minimum wage

Executive Director of NELP, Christine Owens, joins U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), and U.S. Senator(…)

Commentary | July 24, 2014

MSNBC: Why the Minimum Wage is Still $7.25 after all of these years

Via: MSNBC

On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour, the last bump of a three-step increase(…)

News Releases | July 21, 2014

White House Honors NELP’s Christine Owens for Efforts to Raise Wages

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the White House will honor National Employment Law Project (NELP) Executive Director Christine Owens(…)

News Releases | July 19, 2014

Illinois Expands Fair-Hiring Law, Ensuring Private Employers “Ban the Box”

Washington, DC—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation known as “ban the box,” making Illinois the fifth state in the(…)

News Releases | July 1, 2014

New Survey Finds California’s “Ban the Box” Law Takes Hold Across the State, Meeting AB 218’s July 1st Deadline

Sacramento, CA—Public employers across the state have successfully put in place new job applications to comply with a California law,(…)

News Releases | June 30, 2014

On the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Harris v. Quinn

NELP Decries Decision Diluting Home Care Workers’ Fundamental Workplace Bargaining Capacity

Commentary | June 30, 2014

Huffington Post: Raising Wages to Raise Profits

The workers ringing up your meatballs and helping you find shelving units on your next trip to Ikea will have(…)

Commentary | June 9, 2014

Roll Call: Unemployment Extension Vital for Long-Term Jobless

Via: Roll Call

Last December, House and Senate Republicans uniformly said they would not consider an unemployment insurance extension unless there was a(…)

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