Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession

Real wage declines are greatest for lower-wage occupations.

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NYT: Low-Income Workers See Biggest Drop in Paychecks

Take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009.

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St. Louis is the Latest City to Raise its Minimum Wage

St. Louis, Missouri became the latest in a growing list of cities raising their local minimum wage to address the(…)

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NPR: NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviews NELP’s Catherine Ruckelshaus on the NLRB ‘joint-employer’ ruling.

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NBC: NLRB Ruling Redefining ‘Employer’ Could Have Big Impact If It Stands

Subcontracted and other nonstandard work structures are prevalent in the industries experiencing the greatest job growth during the recovery.

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NELP Applauds NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The NLRB has appropriately found that Browning-Ferris Industries is a ‘joint employer’— together with its staffing company Leadpoint.

Posted August 27, 2015 Read More

NELP Applauds Historic Decision to Uphold Minimum Wage & Overtime Rights for Home Care Workers

This is a tremendous victory for the two-million-plus home care workers in America.

Posted August 21, 2015 Read More

SeaTac 4,700 Airport Workers Win Their Fight for $15

Washington State’s Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved initiative.

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Birmingham Becomes 1st City in Deep South to Set Local Minimum Wage

Birmingham’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 in July 2016 and to $10.10 in July 2017.

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Happy Birthday Unemployment Insurance! Moving from Surviving to Thriving

Let’s celebrate this vital social insurance program while striving to improve it for today’s changing workforce.

Posted August 14, 2015 Read More

Huffington Post: Worker Definitions in the ‘New’ Economy Are an Old-School Trick

Labeling employees as “independent contractors” is an age-old way to skirt labor and tax laws, writes Rebecca Smith.

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July Jobs Report Shows Why the Fed Shouldn’t Raise Interest Rates Yet

Stagnant wages and high levels of long-term unemployment reveal a still-vulnerable economy.

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