Are State Unemployment Systems Still Able to Counter Recessions?

Is the UI system still up to the task of mitigating recessions?

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New Report: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Its Workers From Violence

New report uncovers an epidemic of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants around the country.

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See NELP50 Gala and Conference details, an interactive timeline, and blog series

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Rights at Risk: Gig Companies’ Campaign to Upend Employment as We Know It

Uber & Handy have teamed up with the far right to rewrite laws across the country, to workers’ detriment.

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A State Agenda for America’s Workers

18 Ways to Promote Good Jobs in the States

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How to Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After the Midwest Floods

A fact sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers and farmers unemployed due to the Midwest floods

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Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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News Releases

New York State’s Dependent Worker Act Falls Short for Gig Workers

The state should ensure that gig workers have full rights as employees.

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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.”

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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.

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News Releases

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.

Posted May 14, 2019 Read More

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Colorado Legislature Approves Landmark Bill to Repeal Preemption of Local Minimum Wage Laws

Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill into law.

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Home Care Workers Will Fight Trump Administration’s Latest Move to Silence Workers’ Voices

A new Trump administration rule prohibits home care workers from paying their union dues directly from their Medicaid-funded paychecks.

Posted May 2, 2019 Read More

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Regional Approach to Federal Minimum Wage Would Keep Wages Artificially Low in Many Parts of U.S.

The regional approach would bake-in wages that are already artificially low in many parts of the country.

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DOL ‘Joint Employer’ Proposal Would Upend Decades of Worker Protections

DOL’s proposal would make it harder for workers to enforce wage and hour laws.

Posted April 1, 2019 Read More

Thank you for joining us in celebrating NELP's 50th Anniversary

Learn more about opportunities to support NELP this year

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Featured Campaigns

Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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Are the Trump Administration and Congress Really "Putting Workers First?”

See our new resource page tracking day-to-day developments on worker issues under the current administration and Congress.

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