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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 »
January 21, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Today we are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. How to best honor that legacy remains a burning question for people of conscience committed to social justice. We believe Dr. King's own words offer the best guidance, especially those towards the end of his short life where he calls for a transformational compassion. In his 1967 speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence at... Keep reading »
December 21, 2018 | Health
The Southern Maine Workers' Center issued the following statement in response to the the sudden pre-holiday announcement by the Trump administration that it has approved a waiver from outgoing Maine Governor Paul LePage that is designed to push people out of MaineCare, Maine's Medicaid program.   The ... Keep reading »
December 19, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
STATEMENT: Federal Commission Responds to Anything But School Safety WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Federal Commission on School Safety, the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy, released its final report. The body, chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and including Secretary of... Keep reading »
December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This week, NESRI is proud to join the American Friends Service Committee, faith leaders, and communities across the country for a week of action in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Together, we are calling on the U.S. to respect the human right to migrate, end the militarization of border communities, and end the detention and deportation of immigrants. The... Keep reading »


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