Step Up and Other Groups Push for Worker’s Bill of Rights

March 19, 2024

Led by Step Up Louisiana, representatives of several community organizations and other advocates spoke passionately in support of the proposed Worker’s Bill of Rights at the New Orleans City Council’s Economic Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 19. On Thursday March 21, the full Council will consider a ballot proposal to amend the City’s Home […]

Report: Black Workers Nearly Three Times More Likely to be Unemployed in Louisiana

March 11, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, unemployment has been a consistent concern, particularly in Louisiana. The state is heavily reliant on the hospitality industry, especially in New Orleans. Around 16 percent of the city’s workers are employed in the hospitality industry, which has been hardest-hit by pandemic safety closures. A new report by Step Up Louisiana analyzing the […]

Unemployed Workers “The Bills Don’t Stop Rally” Thursday

December 10, 2020

With a bipartisan bill needing to be passed before the end of the year to avoid a gap in unemployment relief, unemployed workers and members of Step Up Louisiana are going to rally outside of Senator Kennedy’s office today and bring our bills to show the Senator what we are going through.   NEW ORLEANS, […]

Unemployed Workers National Day of Action New Orleans! Don’t Starve, Fight!!

August 28, 2020

Who: Dozens of unemployed workers along with Step Up Louisiana, UNITE HERE Local 23, IATSE Local 478, New Orleans DSA, Jane’s Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, and New Orleans Renter’s Rights Assembly Where: Outside of Senator John Kennedy’s office, 500 Poydras Street When: Tuesday, September 1 @ 10AM Visuals: Civil Disobedience action in order to call attention […]

Virtual Town Hall on the Unemployment Crisis will be Held Wednesday, July 16

July 14, 2020

Media Advisory: Town Hall on Unemployment Crisis, 7/16/2020 Louisianans Ask Congress to Address Ongoing Unemployment Crisis and Preserve Critical $600 Payments Louisiana — On July 16, 2020, unemployed workers from across Louisiana will hold a virtual town hall with elected officials to discuss the challenges facing families dealing with job losses, the impact of emergency federal unemployment […]

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