Raises from Coast to Coast in 2021

Workers’ wages will increase in 52 cities, counties, and states on January 1.

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Six Recommended Goals for the Biden-Harris Administration

NELP’s six bold solutions for the next administration that center workers & unemployed people.

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COVID-19 Resources for Unemployed and Frontline Workers

Learn about the resources and benefits available to unemployed and frontline workers impacted by COVID-19.

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FAQs for Workers: Unemployment Insurance

FAQs for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic.

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VIDEO: The ABCs of Independent Contractor Status

The “ABC test” is widely used to determine who is a true independent contractor and who is an employee.

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Employer Best Practices: Policies to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Read the new guide developed with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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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

On President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Workers from COVID-19

We urge OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard immediately.

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What Unemployment Benefits Are in the COVID Short-Term Partial Relief Bill? 

Congress finally passed a short-term relief bill after jobless workers had demanded UI extensions for months.

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News Releases

On Congress’s Compromise COVID Relief Deal

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NELP Mourns Passing of Larry Willis

As president of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Dep’t, Larry was a fierce advocate for workers.

Posted December 1, 2020 Read More

News Releases

President-Elect Biden: Workers Demand a Just and Inclusive Economy

With workers around the country, we call on our newly elected leaders to fight for a just and inclusive economy.

Posted November 7, 2020 Read More

News Releases

NELP Files Comments Opposing Labor Department’s Independent Contractor Proposal

The proposed rule would permit companies to exclude more workers from minimum wage and overtime.

Posted October 26, 2020 Read More


A Carceral Pandemic: The Normalization of Mass Death and Mass Criminalization

As we come into the sixth month of social distancing and a myriad of overlapping, co-constitutive crises, it’s both easy(…)

Posted October 9, 2020 Read More

News Releases

Report: OSHA Investigated, Resolved Only 2% of COVID Retaliation Complaints

More than half the 1,744 retaliation complaints received were dismissed without being investigated.

Posted October 8, 2020 Read More

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On the House COVID Relief Bill Providing Aid to Unemployed Workers and Ensuring Workplace Safety Protections

It’s time to pass a COVID relief bill that rises to the seriousness of this crisis.

Posted September 28, 2020 Read More

News Releases

On the SCOTUS Nomination

Congress should focus on providing COVID relief, not on forcing through this SCOTUS nomination.

Posted September 28, 2020 Read More

News Releases

In Solidarity With Breonna Taylor’s Family

NELP extends our deepest condolences and solidarity to the family of Breonna Taylor.

Posted September 24, 2020 Read More

News Releases

NELP Denounces DOL’s Independent Contractor Proposed Rule That Would Expose More Workers to Wage Theft, Misclassification

The proposed rule would make it easier for corporations to cheat their workers and avoid minimum wage and overtime protections.

Posted September 22, 2020 Read More

Continuing the Fight in 2021

We believe that every person should have their basic needs met in this crisis. Thank you for continuing the fight with us.

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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FAQs are for workers about the various benefits they may be entitled to during this pandemic, and whether they should apply.

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