October 22, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The Trump administration plans to legally redefine sex and gender , starting with young people. This plan, while not yet officially announced, would effectively exclude trans and non-binary students from legal protections under Title IX, paving the way for the further erosion of basic civil rights... Keep reading »
October 3, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Last week, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) helped local authorities bring a labor trafficking case against construction contractor Ricardo Batres – making this one of the first labor trafficking cases filed in Minnesota. Batres knowingly recruited undocumented men to work for his... Keep reading »
October 1, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights
NESRI joined with Black Women's Blueprint, DC Rape Crisis Center, and Marsha P. Johnson Center in sponsoring the March for Black Women in New York City, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. The marches called for a New Social Contract to address the multiple issues that disproportionately... Keep reading »
September 25, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
September 12, 2018, marked the six-year anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan, which killed nearly 300 workers. This was this the single deadliest factory fire in the history of modern garment production and the deadliest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history. The fire... Keep reading »
September 17, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
On the one-year anniversary of the of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment entitled “#MeToo, What’s Next? Turning a Movement into Action.” Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, the... Keep reading »
September 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
Healthcare Profiteers Put On Notice Actions across the state September 10-17 At every level of our healthcare system, profiteering entities like Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), insurance companies, nursing care facilities and prison healthcare providers are preventing people from getting quality... Keep reading »
August 14, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Baltimore will spend $20 million dollars a year on an affordable housing trust , with funding coming from two excise taxes on real estate transactions over one million dollars and other allocations. The trust will be used to create, rehabilitate and preserve more than 4,100 units of affordable... Keep reading »
August 10, 2018 | Health, Work with Dignity
The nation’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. More than 2 million people in the United States are now addicted to opioids or heroin, and in 2017 alone, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses —more than from car crashes or guns, more than died from AIDS at its peak, and more... Keep reading »
August 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
This past weekend marked the 5th annual Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative convening. Put People First! PA and Anthracite Unite hosted the Vermont Workers Center, the Southern Maine Workers Center and NESRI. All the groups present are working on healthcare is a human right campaigns as part... Keep reading »
July 16, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Last week, attorneys for Flint and the state of Michigan argued that a federal court should dismiss the case against them for the mass poisoning of the residents of Flint, declaring that water is not a constitutional right. They made this claim despite government actions causing and even covering... Keep reading »

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