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Blog | January 25, 2021

Reflecting on NELP’s Partnership with the Local Solutions Support Center to Fight Preemption and Protect Pro-worker Advocacy

To better respond to the threat of preemption, NELP and LSSC formed a partnership in 2019.

Videos | February 11, 2020

Fighting Wage Preemption: How Workers Have Lost Billions in Wages and How We Can Restore Local Democracy

Workers are losing billions of dollars every year because their state legislatures blocked minimum wage raises workers won at the(…)

News Releases | January 22, 2020

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage

Today’s decision marks a historic victory for workers and local democracy in the Twin Cities.

News Releases | December 23, 2019

47 States, Cities, Counties to Raise Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

21 states and 26 localities—more jurisdictions than ever before—will raise their wage floors around January 1.

News Releases | July 3, 2019

Report: Workers Lose Billions Thanks to Corporate Campaign to Block Local Raises

Nearly 350,000 workers are each losing $4,000 annually because their states blocked local minimum wage increases.

News Releases | May 3, 2019

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

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

News Releases | March 28, 2019

Overcoming Gubernatorial Veto and Preemption Threat, Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage Rate

Maryland becomes the sixth state in the nation—and the first south of the Mason-Dixon line—to adopt a $15 minimum wage.

News Releases | March 27, 2019

Poll: Nearly 2/3 Florida Voters Oppose State Legislature’s Efforts to Strip Cities and Counties of Existing Powers

One misguided bill would ban all local laws pertaining to any “employment conditions.”

News Releases | March 4, 2019

Appeals Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota’s appeals court ruled that Minneapolis’s $15 minimum wage law is a valid exercise of local power and is not(…)

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