June 14, 2016 | Human Rights in the U.S.
We send our solidarity and love to the victims and families of those injured and the families of those killed at the massacre at "Latin Night" at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and all queer communities of color. Homophobia, transphobia, racism, distorted notions of masculinity, militarism,... Keep reading »
June 7, 2016 | Work with Dignity
Of the many millions of workers across the country facing wage theft, retaliation, workplace injuries and other denials of dignity in the workplace, farmworkers face some of the most brutal conditions. We at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) agree with and support the... Keep reading »
May 23, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
As the second trial of six Baltimore City police officers charged for the April 2015 killing of Freddie Gray ends without a conviction, some city officials are making efforts to address the structural racism and inequality that has left neighborhoods of color void of private capital and public... Keep reading »
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 »