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In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Learn more »

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January 28, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights in the U.S.
Cities across the United States are facing the aftermath of failed development that inevitably leads to islands of wealth for a few, paired with rising housing costs and displacement for far too many. Failed development reinforces structural racism in housing and leaves in its wake tens of thousands of empty homes that sit side by side with homeless people in rust belt cities like Baltimore. ... Keep reading »
February 6, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The following three posts were written by member-leaders from the Southern Maine Workers' Center, Vermont Workers' Center and Put People First! Pennsylvania, three of the member organizations of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative. "Answering This Moment: Poor White... Keep reading »
January 26, 2016 | Health
In the last couple of weeks, Bernie Sanders’ renewed call for Medicaid for All has brought health care back into the national spotlight. But we can’t look to Bernie Sanders or anyone else to usher in such a momentous change. We have to look to ourselves. Keep reading »
December 14, 2015 | Work with Dignity
We are living through tremendous upheavals in the nature of work, and our social policies aren’t keeping up. For decades, full-time employment was the standard model of work. But today, low-wage and highly paid workers alike are increasingly finding themselves working as temps, freelancers, contractors and in other loose contractual relationships. While many point to technology as the driving force... Keep reading »
December 10, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
On this Human Rights Day, economic inequality continues to tighten its grip on families across the United States. Forty-two percent of working people in this country are making less than $15 an hour in precarious, often unsafe and unstable jobs, while the top 1% retain more than 40% of the wealth and 20% of all income. Though the grip of economic inequality is affecting many Americans, women and... Keep reading »
December 8, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
Worker centers in the Chicago area have united to launch the Raise the Floor Alliance to build collective power to win full-time, family-supporting work across Illinois. It is a unique effort, bringing together low-wage workers across geography and industry. Both a shared capacity builder and space for worker centers to work... Keep reading »