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 25, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Read the report now! A New Social Contract centers people at the frontline of injustice as leaders with the political imagination to create a better shared future for our country and our world. 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 »
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 »

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