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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 »
February 26, 2016 | Health
Prompted by a renewed national discussion of universal, publicly financed health care, many economists are urging serious exploration of public health care financing, arguing that such a system would be more sensible, pragmatic and ethical that the current for-profit insurance system. Keep reading »
February 16, 2016 | Health
Bernie Sanders’ improbable success has put universal, publicly financed health care back on the national agenda. But as popular demand for truly universal health care grows, political and media elites are closing ranks in an attempt to scare the public out of demanding change. Yesterday The New York Times ran an... Keep reading »
February 11, 2016 | Health
Members from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative have been speaking out in a powerful series of statements on what it means to organize a people’s movement that is grounded in human rights and that actively works to dismantle racism and other systems of oppression. Keep reading »