Raises from Coast to Coast in 2024

In 2024, a near-record number of states and localities will increase their minimum wages.

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A Good Living: Amazon Can and Must Make a Middle-Income Livelihood Possible

Amazon’s public filings show that it can easily afford to pay more if it prioritizes fair pay for its workers

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Fighting for Safe Work: Injury Data Show Urgent Need for Intervention in NY State’s Warehouses

Warehouse Employment Surges 14 Percent in the State, While Workers Continue to be Injured at High Rates

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Unemployment Insurance System Unprepared for Another Recession

Emergency Measures Needed If Near-Term Economic Downturn Occurs

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Worker Power in the Carceral State: Policy Proposals Against the Criminalization of Workers

Policy agenda for reentry and workers’ rights advocates that addresses the criminalization of workers

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On the Bipartisan Unemployment Insurance Program Integrity and Improved Administration Framework

Reforms that strengthen the UI system deserve strong bipartisan support.

Posted February 8, 2024 Read More

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With Gratitude to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

NELP offers its congratulations and deepest gratitude to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.

Posted February 6, 2024 Read More

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On DHS Establishing a Renewals Process for Protections for Immigrant Workers Reporting Workplace Abuses

This latest DHS announcement is a result of sustained advocacy by immigrant workers and advocates, including NELP, demanding respect and(…)

Posted January 18, 2024 Read More

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On the U.S. Department of Labor’s Rule on How it Determines Independent Contractor or Employee Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NELP commends the U.S. Labor Department’s new rule, which reinforces the breadth of employee coverage under the Fair Labor Standards(…)

Posted January 9, 2024 Read More

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New York Coalition Criticizes Gov. Hochul for Caving to Wall Street in Vetoing Non-Competes Ban

Non-competes harm workers by limiting their freedom to change jobs and giving companies power to suppress wages.

Posted December 22, 2023 Read More

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November Jobs Report: Resilient Job Market Highlights the Power of Pro-Worker Policy and Need for Permanent Reform

Workers need more security to ensure they can recover from any future recession.

Posted December 8, 2023 Read More

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Poll: New York Voters Support Workers’ Demands for Full Employment Rights and Corporate Accountability

Voters overwhelmingly support requiring app-based companies to pay into social safety net programs.

Posted November 15, 2023 Read More

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October Jobs Report: New Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill Introduced as Job Growth Slows

Now is the time to put policies in place so the UI system will be prepared for the next downturn.

Posted November 3, 2023 Read More

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NELP Applauds the Introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Modernization and Recession Readiness Act

NATIONWIDE—The National Employment Law Project (NELP) applauds the introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Modernization and Recession Readiness Act by Senators(…)

Posted October 26, 2023 Read More

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September Jobs Report: Strikes Promote a Good Jobs Economy

A crucial way to build a good jobs economy is for workers to organize and stand together.

Posted October 6, 2023 Read More

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Unemployment Benefits Kept 400,000 People Out of Poverty In 2022

New analysis from NELP highlights impact of unemployment system despite downgraded capacity.

Posted September 12, 2023 Read More

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August Jobs Report: As Job Growth Slows, Consider Workers Not Counted in the Unemployment Rate

Many incarcerated people are working during their sentences, but their labor doesn’t qualify them for unemployment benefits.

Posted September 1, 2023 Read More

NELP's Unemployment Insurance Policy Hub

The UI Policy Hub offers resources to improve state UI programs and strengthen economic security for workers and their families.

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Featured Campaigns

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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Turning “Gig” Jobs Into Good Jobs

All people deserve protections at work. When people have few rights at…

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