Action is what differentiates NELP from think tanks that focus only on research and analysis. NELP combines deep policy chops with tangible action—via partnerships with grassroots groups and leadership on advocacy campaigns around the nation—to fight for real reforms that change lives.

Supporting Workers Affected by Disasters

Workers impacted by natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the California wildfires may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

Turning “Gig” Jobs Into Good Jobs

Technology should be harnessed to build a more inclusive economy—not to leave workers without decent incomes, an adequate safety net, and basic rights.

Designing Worker Protections for Cities and States

Employers routinely violate core workplace standards, and too many workers lack bargaining power to improve wages and working conditions.

Stopping Misclassification and Low-Road Outsourcing

Many employers try to suppress wages and benefits by redefining their relationships with workers—improperly calling employees “independent contractors” or contracting out their labor needs. NELP is working to ...

Strengthening Support for the Unemployed

Millions of America’s workers are struggling with joblessness. NELP is leading the effort to strengthen unemployment insurance programs and reemployment services for job-seekers.

Advancing Home Care Worker Rights

After 40 years of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Now let’s make sure these hard-won reforms are fully honored and implemented.

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