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Private developers will be required to remedy toxic mold, under ADA

Some good news in a case that NCLEJ has been working on for nearly a decade: NYCHA residents, including those living in buildings operated by Section 8 private developers*, will be afforded protection against the build-up of toxic…

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Exciting Outcome of Sheff v. O’Neill

 Sheff is a school desegregation case against the State of Connecticut that addresses the extreme racial and economic isolation and limited resources that many students in Hartford experienced, compared to the surrounding suburbs which include some of the richest…

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Community Groups Call on EPA to Bring DEC in Compliance with Title VI Before Issuing Air Permit

Today, the community groups that filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging National Grid’s Brooklyn Natural Gas Pipeline discriminated against communities of color called on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a full, lawful environmental review…

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What’s at stake for 2022

Across the country, legislative bodies are back in session. Here are some of the policy and advocacy efforts that we are supporting to expand workers’ protections and access to public benefits, and end predatory fines and fees:  End Predatory Court Fees Act. In her State of…

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MLK Call to Action: We demand an economic floor

The demand for an economic floor is at the root of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final book, “Where do we go from here?”, which makes a case for universal basic income as a starting point for a vibrant…

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“Faces of Change: A new generation of community leaders echoes Martin Luther King’s wisdom”

“Individuals and communities are taking advantage of their agency to fill the direct needs of the community,” said Dennis Parker, executive director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, an organization founded in 1965 to fight…

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“New York Department of Labor Sued Over Failure to Release Unemployment Insurance Information”

“The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court last week against the state Department of Labor for documents the group requested under the state Freedom of Information Law….

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We’re taking on the DOL: All eligible workers should be able to claim UI

Every eligible worker should be able to claim Unemployment Insurance (UI). Yet throughout the pandemic, many New Yorkers have experienced unprecedented delays and administrative hurdles to obtaining unemployment compensation, with much of the greatest burden falling on New Yorkers with limited English…

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