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May 23, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
As the second trial of six Baltimore City police officers charged for the April 2015 killing of Freddie Gray ends without a conviction, some city officials are making efforts to address the structural racism and inequality that has left neighborhoods of color void of private capital and public investment.   Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke has introduced ... Keep reading »
May 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights
Today we received news that Michael Ratner passed away surrounding by family and friends. Michael was an inspiration to all of us, and we were honored at NESRI to have him as a long time supporter. Michael took the side of the oppressed in all circumstances and believed that this is what fighting for human rights through building social movements involved. With his loss the lights just dimmed in... Keep reading »
April 28, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
From April 22-24 Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from across the country convened in Los Angeles for our sixth Annual Membership Meeting to strategize on upcoming campaign initiatives, attend skill-building workshops and vote on major campaign decisions.  The weekend kicked off with members attending pre-meeting sessions on youth organizing, implementation of the Every Student... Keep reading »
March 8, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Last week, the Campaign for Fair Food announced a national boycott of Wendy's. For the last several years the Campaign for Fair Food has been pressuring the fast food giant to recognize the dignity of farmworkers and join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' groundbreaking Fair Food Program (FFP). The Fair Food Program includes participating retailers who purchase exclusively from... Keep reading »
March 3, 2016 | Work with Dignity
A disturbing trend in workers' comp legislation gives employers control over the claims process and violates injured and ill workers' rights to due process, a groundbreaking decision declaring Oklahoma's opt-out law unconstitutional, a national conversation on workers' comp standards grows, big corporations pressure states to cut benefits, and a research quantifies how inadequate wage replacement... Keep reading »
February 26, 2016 | Health
Last week we wrote about the renewed national debate on universal, publicly financed healthcare, and a highly disingenuous set of narratives that The New York Times, among others, has been pushing to stifle demands for universal... Keep reading »