2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Bold Solutions to Advance Racial and Economic Justice

The 2022 mid-year update highlights accomplishments over the last six months and elevates areas of focus for the second half of 2022.

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is inspired to tackle labor market inequities that are deeply embedded in this nation. Our findings illustrate how structural racism created the preconditions for Black communities and other communities of color to suffer the most during the pandemic, from their health to their wallets. Our 2022 Policy and Advocacy Agenda describes how we will advance transformative solutions to achieve racial and economic justice and support Black and immigrant workers in building power.

In 2022, we are fighting for a good-jobs economy. A good-jobs economy means we have economic security over a lifetime. It means we can count on just working conditions, benefits, and wages—where equity is baked into policies and employers are accountable. A good-jobs economy is built on worker power, with which we collectively shape the conditions of the job to ensure our communities rise together.

In 2022, we will:

  1.  Raise Wages and Benefits and Make Workplaces Safer
  2.  Build Worker Power
  3. Strengthen Enforcement to Secure Worker Rights
  4.  Advance Toward an Inclusive Economy Centering Workers of Color

Download the policy brief to read more. 

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