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May 18, 2017 | Work with Dignity
This spring we report on how major corporations are transforming steady employment into temp work, with dire consequences for health and safety, access to workers' comp, and other basic labor rights. We also bring you news on first responders' struggle for workers' comp, as well as updates on OSHA's new anti-retaliation rule, the ongoing controversy over workers' comp in Florida, and more.... 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... Keep reading »
April 4, 2017 | Health
The health care tumult in Washington has sucked up media attention, but a bigger story—and a much more inspiring one—is developing in the states. 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 free ice cream, to tell Ben & Jerry's that dairy worker's human rights cannot... Keep reading »
March 31, 2017 | Health
Ben Palmquist from NESRI and Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! Pennsylvania talk with Radio Dispatch host Molly Knefer about the failure of the American Health Care Act and the power and promise of grassroots healthcare organizing in Pennsylvania and in states across the country. Keep reading »
March 27, 2017 | Human Rights
University of Dayton professor and Put People First! Pennsylvania member Jamie Longazel calls out Congressman Lou Barletta use of anti-immigrant rhetoric for his own gain. Keep reading »