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August 5, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Earlier this week, the Movement for Black Lives released A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice. After a year-long process involving more than 50 organizations, the movement has offered a broad mandate that can support deep and lasting change. It is simultaneously a visionary document and a... Keep reading »
July 22, 2016 | Education
Today’s release of the second and final phase of recommendations from the Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline is a culmination of over a year of meetings involving a broad base of stakeholders, including youth, parents, educators, city agencies, civil rights organizations, and labor unions. The Leadership Team signified a commitment from the Mayor’s Administration to... Keep reading »
July 19, 2016 | Work with Dignity
This month we report on the latest in the growing national conversation on workers' comp and discuss the potential for national action. We also bring you news on a medical scam in California that has hurt thousands of workers and cost the system over a billion dollars, as well as a review of how injured workers and their attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of Florida's workers' comp... Keep reading »
July 18, 2016 | Health
Insurance premiums rise nationwide, the insurance and hospital industries continue mergers, healthcare services are going largely to the wealthiest 20%, the Democratic Party fights over its platform, Vermont sees a spate of activity and corporate powers oppose universal healthcare in Colorado. Keep reading »
July 18, 2016 | Health
In the latest from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative, Put People First - PA and the Vermont Workers' Center organize against rate hikes and insurance industry profiteering, the Southern Maine Workers' Center and Healthcare is a Human Right - Maryland organize to protect public clinics and public Medicaid, and the Collaborative gets ready for an annual convening in Portland, Maine. Keep reading »
July 15, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Our hearts are heavy for the loved ones of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the wider community that continues to reel and mourn the ongoing state sanctioned killings of Black people. We renew our condemnation of the killings of Black people at the hands of police. Our calendars are too full of painful anniversaries marking the deaths and missed birthdays of too many Black lives that have... Keep reading »