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April 14, 2014 | Health
As Vermont is moving forward on the path to a universal health care system, and members of the Vermont Workers’ Center’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign are... Keep reading »
April 14, 2014 | Housing
At the United Workers’ Fair Development Forum at the end of March, Baltimore residents critiqued the city’s “trickle down” approach to development, and put forth a new vision for the city. At a gathering that featured spirited singing, tearful testimonies, and irrepressible hope, residents... Keep reading »
April 11, 2014 | Work with Dignity
“By not committing to suspend purchases from growers who fail to uphold the Fair Food Standards as other corporations have done, Ahold perpetuates the old “no questions asked” market for its tomatoes, the very see-no-evil approach that created the human rights abuses that the Fair Food Program addresses,” states the searing letter sent April 8th by NESRI and leading human rights organizations to... Keep reading »
April 2, 2014 | Health
The UN Human Rights Committee has released a report on civil and political human rights in the United States, following its review of U.S. obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Among many other areas of concerns, the report highlights how the Affordable Care Act discriminates against... Keep reading »
April 1, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
James Haslam and the Vermont Workers' Center have a growing presence in a wide spectrum of issues MONTPELIER —When a House committee held a public hearing this month on raising the minimum wage, a few dozen red-shirted Vermonters filed into the chamber and urged legislators not only to raise the minimum... Keep reading »
March 27, 2014 | Housing
Jordan Downs is a public housing community in Watts, Los Angeles. The Watts community is a community of color; historically an African-American neighborhood, now with Latino residents forming around sixty per cent, and African-American residents forming around forty per cent of the neighborhood. As part of a one billion dollar redevelopment, the Housing Authority of Los Angeles (HACLA)... Keep reading »