NESRI Media Center

April 17, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights
PRESS RELEASE: NESRI Launches A New Social Contract Promoting Bold and Transformative Community-Driven Solutions to Inequity May 24 Event Co-Sponsored by People’s Action, Resource Generation, & Race Forward New York, April 18, 2018 — The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) will kick-off A New Social... Keep reading »
March 21, 2018 | Health
In this interview on The Laura Flanders Show, NESRI Campaign Manager Ben Palmquist joins Dr. Steffie Woolhandler from Physicians for a National Health Program to debunk recent interest in the healthcare deal between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and Chase. They call instead for people's movements for universal, publicly financed health care to guarantee health care as a human right to everyone.... Keep reading »
February 18, 2018 | Work with Dignity
A coalition of Chicago worker centers introduced a bill today that would create a new tool to enable workers to successfully recover stolen wages from their employers. Employers that commit wage theft know that they are unlikely to face any real consequences. Fewer than one in four... Keep reading »
February 14, 2018 | Work with Dignity
Today we are happy to release an important and timely report: "Now the Fear is Gone": Addressing Gender Justice through Worker-driven Social Responsibility. The report was published by the... Keep reading »
January 18, 2018 | Health
In a State Assembly hearing on health care "value," health care analysts painted a portrait of California's health care system that brushed aside the experiences and voices of the millions of Californians who are denied health care every year. Outside of the Capitol, Healthy California’s rally told a different story. Keep reading »
January 17, 2018 | Work with Dignity
We are pleased to share this piece about Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, or CTUL, one of our Coordinating Committee members in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, a transnational network of worker centers and their allies anchored at NESRI.  The... Keep reading »
December 29, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
A racial equity assessment of Baltimore city capital (construction) projects showed disparate treatment of neighborhoods. Breaking this historic grip of redlining means putting people, not profit in the driver's seat of development policy.   Our op-ed... Keep reading »
November 28, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Disaster cleanup workers face grave risks, immigrant workers are facing retaliation and deportation, the Trump administration cuts health and safety funds, and Vermont dairy workers and Illinois temp workers win victories. Keep reading »
November 20, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Migrant Justice wins a major victory for farmworkers, Greg Asbed wins a MacArthur genius award and the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network launches. Keep reading »
October 3, 2017 | Work with Dignity
On Tuesday, the ice cream maker signed an agreement with Migrant Justice to establish labor standards for dairy suppliers and to create an enforcement strategy that encourages workers to speak up about violations. Keep reading »

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