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September 13, 2017 | Health
Think Progress writes that the growing support in the Senate for universal healthcare is a result of the work of NESRI, our grassroots partners, and others who are organizing across the country to change what's politically possible. Keep reading »
September 5, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing
Large hedge and equity funds, such as Blackstone and Oak Tree purchase scores of distressed mortgages and foreclose on struggling families. At times, these funds hold homes vacant, waiting for property values to increase, while thousands of people sleep on the street or in homeless shelters. Despite deep government subsidies for speculative housing, funds for the development of community land... Keep reading »
September 4, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
On this Labor Day, we reaffirm that decent work under dignified conditions is a fundamental human right. Yet, workers face stagnant wages, with almost half the population makes less than $15 an hour, leisure time is disappearing for some while others are permanently underemployed, schedules are increasingly irregular, temp work and day labor have increased, and sub-contracting has become so... Keep reading »
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 up to white supremacist power at every turn. White supremacy has always been with us, it... 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 »