December 10, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
On this Human Rights Day, economic inequality continues to tighten its grip on families across the United States. Forty-two percent of working people in this country are making less than $15 an hour in precarious, often unsafe and unstable jobs, while the top 1% retain more than 40% of the wealth... Keep reading »
November 30, 2015 | Health
At the end of October, we traveled with four other people from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative to Chicago for the Single Payer Strategy Conference . The conference, hosted jointly by Healthcare NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single Payer and One Payer States, was an exciting gathering of... Keep reading »
November 13, 2015 | Health
Subscribe to the Healthcare Is a Human Right News Bulletin to keep on the latest. Maine The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) has been working hard all fall building out its campaign strategy and its base. SMWC and the HCHR campaign are welcoming a new organizing committee. Residents of York... Keep reading »
November 2, 2015 | Health
Six representatives of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative attended the Single Payer Strategy Conference at the end of October in Chicago. Together they ran a participatory Healthcare Is a Human Right workshop, presented on two panels, and connected with allies from around the country who... Keep reading »
October 2, 2015 | Housing
Community Land Trusts present an exciting new alternative to failed housing policies that have left communities with empty homes and homeless people side by side. NESRI and United Workers have been partnering in Baltimore to build support and a strategy to make this alternative a reality for the... Keep reading »
September 30, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
October 3-11, 2015 During this year's Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action, members and allies will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops across the country to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout in our nation's schools and to help launch and support local campaigns of students,... Keep reading »
September 11, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Work with Dignity
Today, we celebrate the collective action of workers from coast to coast. From labor unions, to worker cooperatives, to newer models like Worker-driven Social Responsibility, organizing that democratizes the workplace has a rich history of delivering safety standards, reasonable hours, protection... Keep reading »
September 7, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
We are pleased to share with you on this Labor Day "Why Consumers Matter in Realizing Workers Rights" as reposted from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' site. This collaborative piece between NESRI, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Workers Rights Consortium is part of our collective effort... Keep reading »
September 1, 2015 | Health
NESRI has joined with four close partners and allies— Healthcare Is a Human Right – Maryland , Put People First! Pennsylvania , the Southern Maine Workers’ Center and the Vermont Workers’ Center — in forming the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative. A reflection of the growing poeple's... Keep reading »
August 27, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This Saturday, August 29, 2015, marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Over the past 10 years, as communities in New Orleans and other Gulf cities have fought to return home and rebuild, the... Keep reading »