News Releases | March 19, 2020

On Today’s Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

The surge in new UI claims is a prelude to the tsunami expected in coming weeks.

News Releases | March 18, 2020

Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

News Releases | March 17, 2020

NELP Applauds Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Bill That Rises to the Moment

Every day that Congress delays these reforms only worsens this public health and economic emergency.

News Releases | March 12, 2020

Congress Must Pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Our leaders must act for the sake of workers and families, with a swift vote followed by signing into law.

News Releases | March 9, 2020

Virginia Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $12 by 2023, With Path to $15 by 2026

Virginia joins 29 other states in raising its minimum wage above the paltry federal floor of $7.25.

News Releases | February 25, 2020

With ‘Joint Employer’ Rule, Trump NLRB Sides with Corporations Again

When a company calls the shots at a workplace, it should be responsible to the people who work there.

News Releases | February 14, 2020

On AFSCME’s Lawsuit Challenging USDOL Final Rule Allowing States to Privatize Employment Services

The rule opens the door for private companies to control public-serving functions, with no accountability to the public.

News Releases | February 7, 2020

Minimum Wage Hikes Have Reversed Wage Declines for Workers in Lowest-Paid Jobs

Worker activism for a $15 wage floor, not Trump administration policies, are driving those wage gains.

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