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Boosting Pay

A growing economy is not translating into better jobs for America’s workers who are barely treading water.  Find out how restoring overtime pay and raising the minimum wage will boost pay and help working people achieve and sustain economic security and prosperity.

Defending Workers’ Rights

NELP Action provides analysis and research to assist advocates and workers with fighting against the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back rules, change laws or cut agency funds that benefit working people.

Worker's Agendas

With millions of families just one missed paycheck away from economic crisis, NELP Action provides legal and policy support to campaigns committed to improving jobs, boosting wages, and fixing broken worker protection systems in Florida and Maryland.

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NELP Action

National Employment Law Project Action Fund provides analysis for action on the issues that matter to America’s workers. The NELP Action Fund is a project of Tides Advocacy, a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

OUR ISSUES

BOOSTING PAY

Find out how restoring overtime pay and raising the minimum wage will boost pay and help working people achieve and sustain economic security and prosperity.

DEFENDING WORKERS' RIGHTS

NELP Action provides analysis and research to assist advocates and workers with fighting against the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back rules, change laws or cut agency funds that benefit working people.

PROMOTING WORKERS' AGENDAS

NELP Action provides legal and policy support to campaigns committed to improving jobs, boosting wages, and fixing broken worker protection systems in Florida and Maryland.

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NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Senate Republicans will face electoral blowback for refusing to take up #RaisetheWage bill. https://t.co/OgckAxTQVAhttps://t.co/JLj0fKnH9o 2 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Worried about a possible #TrumpRecession? Rest assured, as @crampell explains, Trump has a team that's prepared to… https://t.co/lf8sMvgOmt 2 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Trump’s Latest Proposal Would Let Businesses Discriminate Based On LGBTQ Status, Race, Religion, And More… https://t.co/n9UEnmyvIT 3 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @CAPAction: "For too long, the Puerto Rican people have been denied the right to determine their own political future...[their] right to… 3 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @CNNPolitics: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright responds to Ken Cuccinelli’s rewrite of the Statue of Liberty poem: “I can te… 3 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Who to thank when your child goes hungry. https://t.co/qNr6MiIuKM #StoryMaps #SNAPMatters 3 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @econjared: Kudos to House D's for passing $15 federal min wg bill! But, of course, Senate likely to block it. So, cities can raise thei… 4 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction #RaiseTheWage Act passes the House! This is the power of workers joining together for dignity on the job! #Kentuckyhttps://t.co/quI4nxiieE 4 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction VICTORY: The #RaiseTheWage Act passed the House! Thanks to all the reps who sponsored and voted yes on this crucial… https://t.co/IVc4puLtzN 4 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @RaiseUpfor15: Workers throughout the South struggle with low pay, which is why we need a strong federal $15 minimum. Hats off to House… 4 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @fightfor15: BREAKING: Six years after the first #FightFor15 strike, the U.S. House just passed the #RaiseTheWage Act to increase the fe… 4 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @BobbyScott: After more than 10 years without an increase in the federal minimum wage, Democrats will vote today to pass the #RaiseTheWa 4 weeks ago

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Workers won in this election

by Paul Sonn The midterm elections this week that handed Democrats control of the House and governorships of swing states showed that voters demanded action to protect workers and rebalance our economy, and provides an action agenda for new state and congressional...

In The News: Overtime Pay Issue Making Headlines in 2018 Campaign Coverage

Heading into the midterm elections in key states across the country, efforts by Republican attorneys general to block overtime pay protections for millions of workers emerge as a fair pay issue in 2018 campaigns.   Ohio: Overtime pay for mid-level workers...

Analysis of How Much Wisconsin Workers Are Losing Under Brad Schimel and Scott Walker’s Overtime Pay Cut

While Wisconsin’s economy is growing, working families across the state are struggling, squeezed between flat paychecks and the rising cost of necessities. One factor dragging down paychecks is the erosion of overtime pay. The salary level below which workers are guaranteed overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week has not been updated in years, causing the share of salaried middle-class workers automatically eligible for overtime to plummet from 62 percent in 1975 to less than 7 percent today.

Analysis of How Much Nevada Workers Are Losing Under Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Wes Duncan’s Overtime Pay Cut

While Nevada’s economy is growing, working families across the state are struggling, squeezed between flat paychecks and the rising cost of necessities. One factor dragging down paychecks is the erosion of overtime pay. The salary level below which workers are guaranteed overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week has not been updated in years, causing the share of salaried middle-class workers automatically eligible for overtime to plummet from 62 percent in 1975 to less than 7 percent today.

Analysis of How Much Ohio Workers Are Losing Under Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Overtime Pay Cut

While Ohio’s economy is growing, working families across the state are struggling, squeezed between flat paychecks and the rising cost of necessities. One factor dragging down paychecks is the erosion of overtime pay. The salary level below which workers are guaranteed overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week has not been updated in years, causing the share of salaried middle-class workers automatically eligible for overtime to plummet from 62 percent in 1975 to less than 7 percent today.

Analysis of How Much Missouri Workers Are Losing Under Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Overtime Pay Cut

]While Missouri’s economy is growing, working families across the state are struggling, squeezed between flat paychecks and the rising cost of necessities. One factor dragging down paychecks is the erosion of overtime pay. The salary level below which workers are guaranteed overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week has not been updated in years, causing the share of salaried middle-class workers automatically eligible for overtime to plummet from 62 percent in 1975 to less than 7 percent today.