National Employment Law Project
90 Broad Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10004
In 2019, National Employment Law Project (NELP) celebrated our 50th year advocating for the rights, protections and collective power of working people.
In the past year, NELP welcomed our new executive director, Rebecca Dixon, and her vision for economic, racial, and gender justice for workers – and we celebrated 51 years. Read more in our Impact report: Resiliency & Purpose
As we bid her farewell and wish her the best in her travels ahead, the NELP staff would like to express our gratitude for the tremendous contributions of Christine Owens, our Executive Director for the past twelve years. Chris’s inspiring leadership has been an essential ingredient in enabling NELP to become one of the nation’s preeminent workers’ rights and economic justice organizations —one that Chris says she “always knew it could be.”
Crowning its 50th year, NELP welcomes its new Executive Director, Rebecca Dixon who previously served on NELP’s Executive Management team as chief of programs, with responsibility for overseeing all of NELP’s substantive program areas. Rebecca shares the personal and political narrative of her history beginning in rural Mississippi, what drives her, why she does this work, and her vision for NELP and its continuing contribution to our movement.
Since our founding in 1969, the National Employment Law Project has fought to secure the rights of workers and unemployed people across the country.
When a new congressional majority rode to power in the 1990s on an agenda that demonized civil legal services and defunded NELP and groups like it, NELP stood strong.
The young members of Make the Road: NJ helped New Jersey become the fourth to adopt a $15 minimum wage.
NELP is honored to recognize Wadia for her work advancing dignity and justice on the job.
Since 1969, the National Employment Law Project has worked through the ebbs and flows of laws regulating worker protections in the United States.
At the core of Saunders’ leadership is the connection between public service and building collective power.
WWRC is a leader in confronting the trend of subcontracting and use of staffing agencies in the logistics sector.
We’re All In is NELP’s two-day invitation-only strategy conference that connects policy discussions to the real change we need to bring about for working people. Our goal is for attendees to leave with concrete tools, ideas, and relationships to carry on the fight, individually and collectively. If you have questions about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we closed out our We’re All In! conference on Thursday, our decks were full: With new friendships, stronger connections, deep learning, and ever-clearer paths forward in our movement for workers’ rights.
But there was no call more urgent than the need for our movement and our organizations to center Black workers.
As we reflect on our time together, we especially want to thank everyone who made We’re All In! such a success, including our internal team: NELP Strategic Partnerships Director Nayantara Mehta, along with Kim Diehl, Heather McGrew, Erin Hawkins, Yasmin John, consultants Mei Zheng and Cynthia Greenberg, Mónica Novoa, Eleanor Cooney, Bukola Ashaolu, Frank Gattie, Norman Eng, Mitchell Hirsch, Rachel Nass, Anastasia Christman, Caitlin Connolly, Charlotte Noss, Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, Rebecca Dixon, and all of our session leads; our amazing speakers; the staff of the Sahara Las Vegas, and all conference attendees.
We know that nothing we learned on this trip to Las Vegas will stay behind—instead, we’ll carry our learnings and connections with us for years to come.
Since our founding in 1969, the National Employment Law Project has fought to secure the rights of workers and unemployed(…)Posted Mar 12, 2019