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February 4, 2009
On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly Labor Committee approved legislation to provide comprehensive labor standards to domestic workers employed in private homes. The bill, known as the Domestic... Keep reading »
October 23, 2008
The following statement was issued today in New York by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik. Keep reading »
June 13, 2008
Last week, the New York Times published a story detailing reactions from long-time community members to the recent leaps in Harlem’s gentrification. Residents are banding together to protest the... Keep reading »
June 6, 2008
A group of NYC high school students formed Youth Researchers For A New Education System (YRNES) in partnership with ICOPE and the Education is a Human Right Campaign to survey and interview NYC... Keep reading »
September 17, 2007
On Friday, September 14, 2007, the state appeals court in Lake Charles, Louisiana threw out the aggravated battery conviction of Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six students, stating that he should not... Keep reading »
April 9, 2007
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), and McDonald's USA, working with McDonald's produce suppliers, today announced plans to work together to address wages and working conditions for the... Keep reading »



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