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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.

WE ARE
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 After the #TrumpTaxScam, billionaires now pay lower taxes than working class Americans for the first time in histor… https://t.co/WPf4aH32gN 5 days ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @justice_votes: For the *first time ever* formerly incarcerated people are hosting a town hall for presidential candidates. Proud to ann… 1 week ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @nowthisnews: Formerly incarcerated people will host the first-ever Democratic presidential forum inside an historic prison in Philadelp… 1 week ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Elizabeth Warren becomes the latest 2020 Dem to release a labor plan: Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages… https://t.co/8pbX9pHDSz 1 week ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction Oakland County, Michigan, Republicans join Democrats to give county workers a raise and a $15 minimum wage!… https://t.co/yazCyQTka6 2 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction The massive GM strike is energizing a new push among auto workers in the South that could shake up the industry… https://t.co/wdrkfeJf6w 3 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @fightfor15: BREAKING: @EdLaborCmte just voted 26-21 to pass the #PROAct The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would help fix our b… 3 weeks ago
NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @paulsonn: The latest in a flood of evidence that a $15 minimum wage boosts pay significantly and is manageable for employers https://t… 3 weeks ago
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NELP Action NELP Action @NELPaction RT @EconomicPolicy: THREAD—"The EPI Policy Center strongly opposes the nomination of Eugene Scalia for U.S. Secretary of Labor, and we stro… 3 weeks ago
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A New Social Contract for Workers

‘New Social Contract for Workers’ Outlines Comprehensive Policy Agenda to Address Crisis of Economic, Racial Inequality

Progressive Coalition Demands 2020 Candidates Take Bold Action to Empower Workers

NELP Action and a coalition of grassroots and worker rights organizations has released a new national report, The New Social Contract for Workers, calling on elected leaders to embrace a slate of new public policies to promote workplace democracy and human rights for America’s workers.

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.