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.

Advancing Workers’ Rights in Contract Employment

Learn more about how NELP is advancing workers’ rights in contract employment.

Supporting Workers Affected by Disasters

Workers impacted by natural disasters like the Midwest floods and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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.

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.

Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on jobs that pay low wages.

Winning Wage Justice: Policies and Practices for Fighting Wage Theft

Wage theft remains an endemic problem in the workplace. NELP is at the forefront of designing best practices that advocates across the country can translate into real improvements in workers’ lives.

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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