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Illinois Grapples with Rise in Contingent Workforce

Illinois Grapples with Rise in Contingent Workforce

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Publication Date: 
March 2, 2017
Author: 
Karen Lentz
Organization Title: 
Medill Reports Chicago
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We Don't Need a "Temporary Economy." We Need a Responsible Job Creation Act Now

We Don't Need a "Temporary Economy." We Need a Responsible Job Creation Act Now

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
February 7, 2017
Author: 
Illinois State Representative Carol Ammons

All of us are feeling it. We see it happening every day. While representing constituents in Illinois’ 103rd district, I watch the tragedy of an entire state losing good, blue collar jobs on a constant basis.  

In the case of Illinois, we’re not just losing jobs to competition overseas or across state lines. Our state is hemorrhaging so much crucial economic activity because companies are overusing and abusing a permanent “temporary” workforce. 

Many of us know them as “temps.” 

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Trends in Workers’ Comp Have Real Life Consequences

Trends in Workers’ Comp Have Real Life Consequences

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
October 23, 2014
Author: 
Celeste Monforton, DrPH
Organization Title: 
The Pump Handle

Exclusions, barriers, bans and hurdles describe many injured workers’ experiences with workers’ compensation,” says Celeste Monforton, DrPH, in an October 23rd blog posted to The Pump Handle, featuring a new NESRI policy brief on workers’ compensation.

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Crime and Punishment: Inequitable Policies Drive Homelessness; Most Impacted Face Penalties

Crime and Punishment: Inequitable Policies Drive Homelessness; Most Impacted Face Penalties

Of course we must prohibit homelessness. It is a crime to deprive people of a decent home. But should it be illegal to be homeless? This year, some cities across the country – from Florida to California – have been passing ordinances that make it illegal for people without housing to engage in the most basic of day-to-day activities.

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A Statement of Solidarity with the South African Shack-Dwellers Movement from U.S. Human Rights Organizations and Call to Action

A Statement of Solidarity with the South African Shack-Dwellers Movement from U.S. Human Rights Organizations and Call to Action

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Take action! Reverse California’s unjust ‘food stamps’ policy and support the right to food for ex-offenders

Take action! Reverse California’s unjust ‘food stamps’ policy and support the right to food for ex-offenders

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Fight! Fight! Fight! ‘Cause Housing is a Human Right!: Celebrate Community Resistance at the Launch of Home & A Dream Foreclosed

Fight! Fight! Fight! ‘Cause Housing is a Human Right!: Celebrate Community Resistance at the Launch of Home & A Dream Foreclosed

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Bail Out Detroit!

Bail Out Detroit!

The news that Detroit filed for bankruptcy surprised no one.  The lack of news about an imminent bailout for the city of Detroit was equally unsurprising.  Our federal government has bailed out a long list of private (and quasi-private) sector companies, including the auto industry and banks, for over $ 606 billion and with a net loss of $124 billion.  The net loss alone is more than six times the amount of debt faced by Detroit.

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Housing Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Assault with a “Deadly” Toy Air-horn

Housing Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Assault with a “Deadly” Toy Air-horn

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Show Solidarity with Housing Rights Activist Targeted by LAPD and Take Action to Defend the Right to Organize Today!

Show Solidarity with Housing Rights Activist Targeted by LAPD and Take Action to Defend the Right to Organize Today!

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