Blog | March 1, 2016

Alabama Shuts Down Raises for 40,000 Workers in Birmingham as Minimum Wage Fight Continues

Via: Huffington Post

At the behest of business interests, Alabama’s politicians wielded the power of the state to suppress wages.

News Releases | February 29, 2016

NELP Applauds Foundations’ Move to ‘Ban the Box’

Leading philanthropies to adopt fair-chance hiring for people with records.

News Releases | February 26, 2016

NELP Applauds President Obama’s Summer Opportunity Project

More than five million young Americans today are neither working nor attending school.

News Releases | February 25, 2016

Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Barring Cities from Raising Local Wages

The Alabama legislature’s effort to preempt local wage laws is a slap in the face to workers living in poverty.

Blog | February 24, 2016

Long-Term Jobless and UI Financing Budget Provisions Deserve Full Consideration

Reforms in the president’s 2017 budget would prepare our unemployment insurance system for the next recession.

Press Clips | February 21, 2016

NY Times: When a State Balks at a City’s Minimum Wage

Via: New York Times

Preemption has limited what localities can do to raise wages, says Tsedeye Gebreselassie.

Blog | February 18, 2016

As Alabama Lawmakers Rush to Block Birmingham’s Higher Minimum Wage, ‘Raise Up Alabama’ Launches

Raise Up Alabama coalition launches campaign to defend Birmingham’s higher minimum wage as state lawmakers rush to block it.

Blog | February 17, 2016

President’s Budget Offers Robust Agenda for State Unemployment Insurance Reforms

The Obama administration’s proposed 2017 budget contains a wide range of unemployment insurance (UI) proposals. If adopted, they would take(…)

News Releases | February 16, 2016

On Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Protest at New York City Hall

Drivers are protesting a unilateral 15 percent slashing of driver fares by Uber and Lyft.

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