March 8, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In 1909, women in New York City first commemorated “National Women’s Day,” a decade before women secured the right to vote. The movement was often confrontation and fractious organizing marches and protests, and driven by grassroots energy. In 1975, The United Nations formally recognized International Women’s Day, as women took the international stage demanding the world recognize that women's... Keep reading »
February 27, 2019 | Health
The Medicare for All Act of 2019 "sets a new standard for universally and equitably guaranteeing healthcare as a human right in the United States." That's according to a new comprehensive assessment (pdf) of the legislation released Wednesday by the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative. Keep reading »
February 27, 2019 | Health
The Act Would Set a New Standard for Guaranteeing Health Care as a Human Right in the United States, the Assessment Finds Keep reading »
February 20, 2019 | Health
Splinter has published a great piece, "The Only Guide to 'Medicare for All' That You Will Ever Need," that explains the health care debate currently playing out in the Democratic Party between calls for "Medicare for All" and proposals for a "public option." Author Timothy Faust explains: "I couldn’t fault anyone for getting confused when candidates talk about “Medicare for All,” or... Keep reading »
February 1, 2019 | Health
The following op-ed was written by Mark James, a member of the Southern Maine Workers' Center, with Meaghan LaSala, the board chair of the Workers’ Center   Medicaid work requirements don’t work. Mills was right to reject them. On Tuesday, Gov. Janet Mills ... Keep reading »
January 30, 2019 | Health
Residents and activists opposed to the scheduled closure of UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster are expected to assemble outside the county government this afternoon. Tammy Rojas, a member with Put People First! PA Lancaster, a grassroots organization focused on healthcare access and social equity, said the rally will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 N. Queen... Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health
Despite the federal government shutdown, the struggle over the future of health care is reaching a fever pitch in Washington and in several state capitols. The beginning of the legislation season has kicked off a period in which social movements, organized labor, health care workers, health care industries, chambers of commerce, think tanks, and politicians are all competing to assert their power... Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health, Social Security, Work with Dignity
How profit-driven insurance companies and employers use drug testing and other punitive policies to wrongfully deny and deter workers' compensation claims. Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health, Social Security, Work with Dignity
Clean-up workers struggle with toxic exposure, Kentucky seeks to help workers with black lung disease, Pennsylvania cuts off workers' disability payments, and proposed bills seek to protect workers from harassment, discrimination, wage theft, and other illegal treatment. Keep reading »
January 28, 2019 | Health
January 28, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lancaster Residents Dig in for a Fight To Keep UPMC Open Put People First! PA - Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee to rally at office of Lancaster County Commissioners   WHAT: Lancaster members of Put People First! PA, a grassroots, statewide organization of... Keep reading »

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