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May 25, 2017 | Health
Just-in figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that, if passed into law, the so-called “Trumpcare” bill would spike the number of people without health insurance by 23 million in 2026. But while the GOP pushes deadly healthcare rollbacks in Washington, communities from Pennsylvania to Maine are ramping up their organizing for universal health care at the state level. New York and... Keep reading »
May 23, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Work with Dignity
Our new collaborative report, Challenging the Business of Fear: Ending Workplace Retaliation and Enforcing Workers' Rights, co-published with Raise the Floor Alliance, a coalition of Chicago area worker centers, captures the stories of what happened when... Keep reading »
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 »