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June 29, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
NESRI is an organization committed to human rights for all people. We know that respect for basic human rights across all spheres – political, social, economic and cultural – is essential to the dignity of any society and the underpinning of a functioning democracy. An attack on the human rights of any of us is an attack on all of us, whether the abuses occur on or within our borders. In recent... Keep reading »
June 29, 2018 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative News Bulletin June 2018 The Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative is a coalition of people’s organizations working state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. Check out our ... Keep reading »
June 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pulled Wendy’s out of the violent and abusive Mexican market for tomatoes. On June 5th, Wendy's announced at its annual shareholder's meeting a plan to scale back its tomato purchases from Mexico and instead purchases from greenhouses... Keep reading »
June 7, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Two hundred people came together for the launch event of A New Social Contract. The event featured Cathy Albisa, NESRI’s Executive Director, Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School, Carol Anderson, Author of White Rage & Chair of the African American Studies Dept. at Emory University, Greg Asbed, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Nijmie... Keep reading »
June 5, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
For two weeks at the end of last year, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criss crossed the United States, speaking to communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lowndes County and Montgomery, Alabama, Charleston, West Virginia, and San Juan, Guayama... Keep reading »
June 1, 2018 | Work with Dignity
Today, the Responsible Job Creation Act goes into effect. The Act amends Illinois' unique temp worker protections. The amendments address wage theft, hiring discrimination, workplace safety, and perma-temping. Amongst the changes are new reporting requirements for temp agencies concerning the race and gender of workers they hire. As the... Keep reading »
May 15, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
A coalition of education, housing, environmental, labor, and immigrant rights activists have come together in Baltimore to submit an amendment to the City Charter that will increase public participation in City Budgeting. NESRI has worked with the coalition, provided our experience relative to the “People’s Budget” campaign in Vermont, drafted the Charter amendment, and submitted it on behalf of... Keep reading »
May 11, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The NESRI idea to increase Property Transfer and Recordation Taxes on entities that “pool” investor funds to purchase real estate in Baltimore City was expanded by allies of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable to include all housing-for-profit businesses, regardless of investment money source. The tax proposal is expected to raise $20 million annually for the Baltimore Housing Trust Fund, which... Keep reading »
April 25, 2018 | Work with Dignity
In the latest Workers' Comp Hub newsletter from NESRI and National COSH we feature a story on low-wage women who face rampant sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, but are being failed by workers' comp and other legal protections that are neither helping survivors nor preventing further abuse. But it's not all bad news: we ... Keep reading »
April 18, 2018 | Work with Dignity
A bill introduced today, April 18, marks a milestone for a campaign led by NESRI partner, ARISE Chicago Worker Center. The Office of Labor Standards ordinance would create a new citywide workplace enforcement agency with the power to enforce city labor protections, including the city minimum wage and... Keep reading »

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