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NELP Urges Congress to Pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2021

Congress should use this opportunity to finally pass a $15 minimum wage bill.

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NELP Commends President Biden’s Swift Actions to Improve Government Contracted Jobs with $15 Minimum Wage Executive Order and Repeal of Ban on Anti-Bias Training

The new administration’s swift actions are desperately necessary, and are evidence of the immense power of movements led by Black and brown people throughout the country.

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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 local level.

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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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Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage

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

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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.

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On the Labor Department’s Proposed Tip Rule

DOL's proposal would allow employers to assign tipped workers more non-tip-generating work while still only paying them $2.13 an hour. 

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Report: After Five Years of Minimum Wage Increases, New York City’s Restaurant Industry Is Thriving

A higher wage floor did not cause the “sky to fall” as industry lobbyists had warned.

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U.S. House Approves Historic $15/hour One Fair Wage

Bill would nearly double federal wage floor after decade of stagnancy at $7.25.