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 »
July 2, 2015 | Human Rights in the U.S.
Our hearts remain heavy for Charleston; for the families, the friends and the greater community reeling from a horrifying massacre that echoes the brutality Black people have endured for centuries in our country. To add salt to the still open wounds, in the last week, 8 predominately Black churches... Keep reading »
June 29, 2015 | Food
Last year, Migrant Justice , an organization led by dairy workers in Vermont, teamed up with NESRI and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to launch the Milk with Dignity Campaign. Inspired by the successful Campaign for Fair Food from Immokalee, Florida, the Vermont Campaign demanded that... Keep reading »
May 11, 2015 | Health
California considers expanding Medicaid to undocumented immigrants: The California Senate is considering a bill, the Health for All Act, that would use state funds to extend Medicaid to the state’s 1.4 million undocumented immigrants, who are currently denied access to Medicaid and the state’s... Keep reading »
May 11, 2015 | Health
In this update: Calendar Campaign news: Vermont Maine Maryland Pennsylvania News from allies Calendar: May 15, Lewiston, ME: Lewiston-Auburn Area Healthcare Is a Human Right Workshop May 29 - 31, New York City: Left Forum, where Put People First! PA, the Vermont Workers’ Center and NESRI will... Keep reading »