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Just Economy and Labor Institute (JELI) is non-profit organization working to promote social justice and ensure the protection of labor rights. We support workers and labor organizations by offering educational and capacity-building programs. We also partner with rights-based organizations that share our vision and missions to conduct research and design campaign-oriented trainings aimed to achieve economic and labor justice.

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The Future of Work in Thailand

Since 2017, under the Future of Work in Thailand program, JELI has worked with FES Thailand to study the platform-based work in the urban services including on-demand food delivery, exploring the impacts and possibility for organizing the new workforce.

Solidarity Economy Network

Under APWLD's Women Interrogating Trade and Corporate Hegemony- Feminist Participatory Action Research (WITCH-FPAR) funding, JELI is currently conducting a feminist, action-oriented research with Dignity Returns, one of the first worker-owned co-ops in  Thailand. JELI is proud to be feminist!

Organized Labor in Automotive Supply Chains

JELI has currently worked with AMRC in translating labor grievances in the automotive supply chains into a corporate strategic research/campaign. Our past collaboration includes a research on the recent Chinese FDI and its impacts on the labor practices and labor rights in Thailand.

JELI's fiscal sponsor

Development and Innovation on Society and Humanity (DishDevelopment), a registered foundation in Thailand, acts as the fiscal sponsor of JELI. DishDevelopment works on social development through research, training, and consultancy, to promote development sustainability and empower young social developers.

Thai and migrant workers coalition

The Northern Labor Network is a coalition of migrant worker groups, labor rights organizations (such as Map Foundation and Empower Foundation), and trade unions in Northern Thailand. It is a migrant-and-women led network, aiming to promote solidarity, mutual aid and effective campaigns in the North. 

Thai Independent trade unions movement

Rangsit Area-based Trade Unions Group is a collective of independent trade unions in Rangsit, the periphery of Bangkok Metropolitan Area. It is one of the most radical labor groups, that has been an indispensable and vocal pro-democracy voice in Thailand. JELI has worked with Rangsit Area-based Trade Unions Group in developing economic literacy and leadership development trainings.