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FILED: New Complaint against the Department of Labor (DOL) Underscores Unemployment Insurance (UI) Failures

NEW YORK— The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) sued the DOL for its continuing failure to comply with its legal obligation to produce responsive unemployment insurance (UI) records. The complaint was filed on Friday, December 17, and was served today.  “Governor Hochul promised a new era…

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Connecticut has emerged as a national leader in getting SNAP benefits to low-income people on time.  

Imagine not being able to get food on your table because your state has problems processing benefits in a timely fashion. These delays could mean that families, including those with children, may not be able to meet their basic needs.   Until recently, Connecticut ranked last…

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Life ain’t been no crystal stair… but still, we organize

A verdict is not justice. Despite the relief that some may have felt with the convictions of the men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse points to something more troubling.  As a civil rights attorney…

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“Feds Launch a Second Civil Rights Investigation Into Brooklyn Gas Pipeline”

A second federal agency is kicking off a civil rights probe into the approval of part of a natural gas pipeline snaking through Brooklyn. The U.S. Department of Transportation will investigate whether the state Department of Public Service…

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Imposing Work Requirements on the Child Tax Credit Do Nothing to Reduce Poverty or Incentivize Work

The expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) has been one of the largest opportunities to reduce poverty in decades, but the long-term impact of this legislation is tied to who can access this assistance.   Introduced as part of the American Rescue Plan, the expanded CTC has already lifted 3.5 million…

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Announcing the 2021 NCLEJ Catalyst Awards

WATCH THE FULL PROGRAM. The National Center for Law and Economic Justice announces the NCLEJ Catalyst Awards: A Celebration of Changemakers on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7 PM ET. The 60-minute livestream fundraiser will feature a dynamic celebration of thought-leaders, including our incredible partners…

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How Louisiana’s Unemployment System Continues to Fail Families

As winter nears, thousands of Louisianans continue to struggle to access unemployment insurance due to the state’s failure to prioritize and address refusals in the system.   NCLEJ continued our work to ensure that Louisianans can access these essential benefits by filing our opposition to the state’s second attempt to have our May lawsuit tossed out of court.  “Louisiana’s unemployment system is so…

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U.S. EPA to Investigate NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Approval of Brooklyn Natural Gas Pipeline

Complaint Filed by Brooklyn Community Groups in August Accused DEC of Discrimination After Failing to Review Natural Gas Pipeline Contact: Amy Paul, paul@nclej.org The United States Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the New York State Department of Environmental…

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