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With Control of the Senate in the Balance…

Voter Turn-Out Program Focused on Raising the Minimum Wage to Kick Off in Key States Polling shows minimum wage is a motivating issue for swing state voters New report finds 27 million workers paid less than $15 reside in states with GOP senators who voted against wage hikes and whose

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Trump’s Maternity Leave Proposal Is Smoke and Mirrors

The following statement can be attributed to Christine Owens, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project Action Fund: “Donald Trump says he has a plan to provide six weeks of maternity leave to working women. From the very limited detail that has been provided, it appears he is proposing

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New Battleground Poll: Control of Senate Could Hinge on Candidates’ Positions on Minimum Wage

For Release: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Media Contact: Rob Duffey, rob.duffey@berlinrosen.com, 646.463.3267 New BATTLEGROUND POLL: Control of Senate Could Hinge on Candidates’ positions on Minimum Wage Voters in 7 states Overwhelmingly support raising minimum wage – and incumbents who oppose it pay a big penalty Washington, DC – New polling

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New Battleground Poll: Obama Administration Overtime Rule Overwhelmingly Popular and Republicans Who Oppose It Pay a Penalty

For Release: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Media Contact: Rob Duffey, rob.duffey@berlinrosen.com, 646.828.0844 NEW BATTLEGROUND POLL: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OVERTIME RULE OVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR AND REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE IT PAY A PENALTY VOTERS IN 7 STATES SUPPORT OT REGULATION FOR SALARIED WORKERS; LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE IT Washington, DC

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On Donald Trump Calling for a $10 Federal Minimum Wage

Statement of Christine Owens, Executive Director, NELP Action Fund: For today at least, Donald Trump, bowing to the overwhelming support for raising the federal minimum wage, has called for raising the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour. With New York, California and D.C. already moving toward a $15 minimum

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NELP Action Fund Applauds Missouri Supreme Court’s Decision re: Unemployment Benefit Cuts Pushed by State Legislature

Following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director, NELP Action Fund: “The Missouri Supreme Court has put down a marker today for economic justice on behalf of workers across the Show Me State. In a case involving a challenge to the Missouri Senate’s override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto

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On the #RaiseItDamnIt Campaign and the Need to Raise the Poverty-Level $7.25 Federal Minimum Wage

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project Action Fund: “Today marks yet another year of federal inaction on the minimum wage.  Congress last acted to raise the minimum wage almost 10 years ago, and the rate has been stuck at $7.25

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Big Winners on Election Day: Low-Wage Workers

Measures Raising Wages Pass Across the Board, in Red States and Blue, Sending Signal to Candidates as 2016 Election Cycle Kicks Off WASHINGTON, DC—On Tuesday, voters in four states and three cities passed ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage for an estimated 609,000 low-wage workers. In two more states,

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