Our Impact

For more than 50 years, we’ve led the fight for a good-jobs economy. Our work has sparked improved power and increased income for workers and their families across the country.

We Fight for Workers' Rights


workers and their families have been impacted by our work over the last decade.


in additional unemployment insurance support achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Recession.


in annual raises secured for low-income workers since the Fight for $15 launched in 2012.

Our Mission is Increased Worker Power

Founded in 1969, the nonprofit National Employment Law Project (NELP) is a leading advocacy organization with the mission to build a just and inclusive economy where all workers have expansive rights and thrive in good jobs. Together with local, state, and national partners, we advance our mission through transformative legal and policy solutions, research, capacity-building, and communications.

Our victories over the last decade have impacted the lives of an estimated 100 million workers and their families. We lead and collaborate in fights for higher pay and just benefits, secure and safe jobs, and support at each stage in a worker’s life. We build worker power, and we challenge rules that allow corporate harm and undue power. We are transforming precarious work by raising the floor so that every job is a good job and everyone who wants a job can have one.

Together over the next decade, we will build Black, immigrant worker power and advance transformative solutions to achieve racial and economic justice.

A young Black university student is practicing her welding skills.

We're Building a Good-Jobs Economy

Nearly half of all workers in the U.S. make less than $15 per hour. More people than ever are working in jobs that pay too little and offer too few benefits.

We’re leading the fight for a good-jobs economy, in which every single job is a good job, everyone who wants a job can get one, and everyone has economic security between jobs. A good-jobs economy is a just and inclusive economy in which all workers have the opportunity to thrive.

We won’t stop until every job is a good job.

A Good-Jobs Economy

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Download Our 2022-2023 Annual Report

We're proud to share our 2022-2023 impact report. Discover milestones and highlights in our fight for a good-jobs economy!

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Past Annual Reports

View past years’ annual impact reports.

2018 - 2019

Worker Voices: Stories From Across The Country

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As a temp, they don’t care about your safety, or us as people. Everybody is expendable because the staffing agency can always get another person to work that position.
The workers who make these companies rich are real people — we aren’t just parts of an algorithm. We have lives to live.

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  • workers' jobs
  • people's futures
  • America's economy

Everyone deserves a good job. By giving today, you can support our work as we fight for a good-jobs economy in which every single job is a good job, everyone who wants a job can get one, and everyone has economic security between jobs.

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