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March 4, 2015 | Work with Dignity
In a special four-part joint investigative series, ProPublica and National Public Radio explore workers' compensation, and how decades of legislative attacks have cut away at workers' protections, denying many injured workers their rights to health care and replacement wages. The series includes articles on... Keep reading »
February 26, 2015 | Health
MONTPELIER, VT: A new health care financing plan and a letter signed by over 100 economists make the case for Vermont to establish what would be the first universal, publicly financed... Keep reading »
February 3, 2015 | Health
In the six dramatic weeks since Vermont’s governor attempted to pull the plug on universal, publicly financed health care, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign has come a long way and managed to put the financing debate back at center stage. After his surprise announcement on December 17, 2014, Governor Shumlin released his... Keep reading »
January 30, 2015 | Work with Dignity
Lauding the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and underscoring the unmatched success of its Worker-Driven Social Responsibility model for eradicating modern slavery in corporate supply chains, Secretary of State John Kerry presented the CIW with this well deserved award. The award reads:  “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program,... Keep reading »
January 29, 2015 | Health
Dr. Paul Farmer, NESRI Board Member and Co-Founder of Partners in Health, makes the case for equitable financing of health care across the world and here in the United States. Grounded in his ongoing struggle for the human right to health care, he argues that all people need the full spectrum of health-related services - from sanitation to medicine, from preventive care to tertiary care - not... Keep reading »
January 29, 2015 | Health
Testimony by Traven Leyshon, Joint Health Committee Hearing, Vermont General Assembly Thank you for holding this hearing on healthcare reform. As you know, the HCHR campaign has asked for a public hearing on the GMC financing plan required by Act 48, and we welcome today’s joint committee meeting as an important step toward such a public hearing. For the HCHR campaign... Keep reading »