NESRI's Blog

August 14, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
We mourn the loss of human life in Charlottesville. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who joined other courageous individuals to stand up for human dignity and counter-protest the terrifying display of far right white supremacist power. But we must do more than mourn to honor them. We must stand... Keep reading »
August 11, 2017 | Social Security, Work with Dignity
A broken regulatory system has enabled a culture of systematic retaliation and fear to take hold in low-wage workplaces, Trump's aggressive anti-immigrant policies threaten workers' rights, OSHA is delaying several important health and safety rules, and states are moving significant legislation on workers' comp and universal healthcare. Keep reading »
August 8, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Cities have emerged as frontline sites in efforts to mitigate climate change. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is perhaps the highest-profile embodiment of the trend. On June 5th, for example, Bloomberg, who currently serves as the UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted a... Keep reading »
July 12, 2017 | Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
On Saturday, June 17th, more than 200 farmworkers and their allies marched on Ben & Jerry's ice cream plant in Vermont. The march marked another turning point in the Milk with Dignity campaign, led by Migrant Justice, which seeks to secure humane treatment for the workers in the famed brand's... Keep reading »
July 5, 2017 | Health
Human rights are the foundation of the social contract. Yet here, in the richest country on earth, this social contract is broken. Keep reading »
June 27, 2017 | Health
The bill is designed to pay for tax cuts for health care corporations and the wealthy by slashing public spending on health care for poor, working class, and middle class people. It would result in 22 million people losing insurance and tens of thousands of people dying every year . Keep reading »
June 21, 2017 | Housing
To the editor: You’re right that the free market can’t solve L.A.’s affordable housing problem, and public funds, via taxing developers, are an important part of a larger plan. Read the full letter in The Los Angeles Times here. Keep reading »
June 20, 2017 | Health
The GOP's healthcare cuts, which stand to kill tens of thousands of people every year, would never pass through an accountable, participatory public process. Keep reading »
May 16, 2017 | Housing
On Saturday, May 13th, homeowners facing foreclosure, tenants facing eviction, and people living on the streets gathered in Baltimore to call on the Mayor to deal with the root cause of their challenges: speculative housing. As reported by the Baltimore Sun , Mayor Catherine Pugh responded,... Keep reading »
April 4, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Springing into action upon their release from prison, after an ICE crackdown on farmworker rights leaders, Enrique Balcazar, Zully Palacios and Migrant Justice are calling for a national day of action on April 4th at Ben & Jerry's scoops to educate and activate consumers, while they wait for... Keep reading »

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