May 11, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The NESRI idea to increase Property Transfer and Recordation Taxes on entities that “pool” investor funds to purchase real estate in Baltimore City was expanded by allies of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable to include all housing-for-profit businesses, regardless of investment money source. The tax... Keep reading »
April 18, 2018 | Work with Dignity
A bill introduced today, April 18, marks a milestone for a campaign led by NESRI partner, ARISE Chicago Worker Center . The Office of Labor Standards ordinance would create a new citywide workplace enforcement agency with the power to enforce city labor protections, including the city minimum wage... Keep reading »
February 18, 2018 | Work with Dignity
A coalition of Chicago worker centers introduced a bill today that would create a new tool to enable workers to successfully recover stolen wages from their employers. Employers that commit wage theft know that they are unlikely to face any real consequences. Fewer than one in four workers in... Keep reading »
January 18, 2018 | Health
In a State Assembly hearing on health care "value," health care analysts painted a portrait of California's health care system that brushed aside the experiences and voices of the millions of Californians who are denied health care every year. Outside of the Capitol, Healthy California’s rally told a different story. Keep reading »
January 17, 2018 | Work with Dignity
We are pleased to share this piece about Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, or CTUL , one of our Coordinating Committee members in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network , a transnational network of worker centers and their allies anchored at NESRI. The WSR-Network offers a collective... Keep reading »
December 29, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
A racial equity assessment of Baltimore city capital (construction) projects showed disparate treatment of neighborhoods. Breaking this historic grip of redlining means putting people, not profit in the driver's seat of development policy. Our op-ed , published in the Baltimore Sun, points to a... Keep reading »
November 28, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Disaster cleanup workers face grave risks, immigrant workers are facing retaliation and deportation, the Trump administration cuts health and safety funds, and Vermont dairy workers and Illinois temp workers win victories. Keep reading »
November 20, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Migrant Justice wins a major victory for farmworkers, Greg Asbed wins a MacArthur genius award and the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network launches. 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... 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... Keep reading »

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