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NELP Expands Into Worker Safety and Health Issues

Jan. 21, 2016, 5:00 AM

The National Employment Law Project, generally known for its advocacy of higher pay for low-wage workers, is expanding its reach to include worker safety issues.

“We’ve occasionally touched on safety and health issues in the past, but this is the first time we’ve hired someone to create a program around the safety and health issues,” NELP Executive Director Christine Owens told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 15.

She said the addition of Debbie Berkowitz as NELP’s new senior fellow for worker safety and health is “a wonderful opportunity” for NELP to address safety and health issues “in a more cohesive way.”

Owens ...