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May 12, 2016 | Work with Dignity
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule allowing the agency to hold employers accountable for retaliating against workers for reporting injuries even when a complaint is anonymous. Previously OSHA could only respond when a worker made a complaint of retaliation... Keep reading »
May 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights
Today we received news that Michael Ratner passed away surrounded by family and friends. Michael was an inspiration to all of us, and we were honored at NESRI to have him as a long time supporter. Michael took the side of the oppressed in all circumstances and believed that this is what fighting... Keep reading »
February 26, 2016 | Health
Last week we wrote about the renewed national debate on universal, publicly financed healthcare, and a highly disingenuous set of narratives that The New York Times , among others, has been pushing to stifle demands for universal health care and other fundamental changes in the nation’s priorities... Keep reading »
February 16, 2016 | Health
Bernie Sanders’ improbable success has put universal, publicly financed health care back on the national agenda. But as popular demand for truly universal health care grows, political and media elites are closing ranks in an attempt to scare the public out of demanding change. Yesterday The New... Keep reading »
February 11, 2016 | Health
Members from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative have been speaking out in a powerful series of statements on what it means to organize a people’s movement that is grounded in human rights and that actively works to dismantle racism and other systems of oppression. Keep reading »
February 11, 2016 | Health
We bring a human-rights-based analysis to developing stories on health and health care from around the country. Keep reading »
February 6, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The following three posts were written by member-leaders from the Southern Maine Workers' Center, Vermont Workers' Center and Put People First! Pennsylvania, three of the member organizations of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative. " Answering This Moment: Poor White Folks &... Keep reading »
January 28, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights in the U.S.
Cities across the United States are facing the aftermath of failed development that inevitably leads to islands of wealth for a few, paired with rising housing costs and displacement for far too many. Failed development reinforces structural racism in housing and leaves in its wake tens of... Keep reading »
January 26, 2016 | Health
In the last couple of weeks, Bernie Sanders’ renewed call for Medicaid for All has brought health care back into the national spotlight. But we can’t look to Bernie Sanders or anyone else to usher in such a momentous change. We have to look to ourselves. Keep reading »
December 14, 2015 | Work with Dignity
We are living through tremendous upheavals in the nature of work, and our social policies aren’t keeping up. For decades, full-time employment was the standard model of work. But today, low-wage and highly paid workers alike are increasingly finding themselves working as temps, freelancers, contractors and in other loose contractual relationships. While many point to technology as the driving force,... Keep reading »

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