NESRI Media Center

March 10, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
Professor Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, joined us on March 6, 2017 for a moderated discussion: “A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy. He shared a 10-point agenda that he believed could form the basis this new social contract.  Because we have received several requests for those 10 points we list them below.... Keep reading »
March 9, 2017 | Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Florida’s tomato pickers took on some of the country’s biggest retailers and fast-food chains – and won, transforming working conditions in the tomato fields. Now they and their allies are trying to take the fight to new fields and new industries.  MARCH 9, 2017  IMMOKALEE, FLA.—On a bright Sunday morning, about two dozen tomato pickers from this dusty south Florida farming town pile... Keep reading »
March 9, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
This is one of a series of interviews by Sarah Jaffe with key figures in the growing movement(s) against our reactionary new federal government.  Keep reading »
March 7, 2017 | Health
Updated March 16, 2017, to reflect new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office's analysis. Be sure to check out our summary of the CBO report too.   Paul Ryan and the House Republicans finally put out their health care plan, the... Keep reading »
March 3, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Brittany Scott, representante de NESRI, aseguró que grandes corporaciones se han convertido en talleres de explotación laboral gracias a este tipo de contratos, en los que apenas se ganan 9 dólares por hora. Un estudio de la misma firma reveló que una de cada dos personas sufre represalias cuando intenta hablar de mejoras en su trabajo. Keep reading »
March 3, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Piden una enmienda a una acta laboral para poder ser contratados a tiempo completo y recibir beneficios. Keep reading »
March 2, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Labor advocacy groups claim some Illinois businesses are taking advantage of temporary workers. A report released Thursday by the National Staffing Workers Alliance and National Economic and Social Rights Initiative found major companies are replacing permanent jobs with temp positions. It also found 47 percent of temps were retaliated against by employers after filing complaints or trying to... Keep reading »
March 2, 2017 | Work with Dignity
CHICAGO (CBS) — A state lawmaker and other advocates are speaking out for temporary workers in Illinois who think companies take advantage of them. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports. A study by a labor rights organization said temporary workers often have no benefits, low pay and are sometimes abused. Champaign Urbana State Representative Carol Ammons said many... Keep reading »
March 1, 2017 | Education
New York, NY- According to the data released today, the number of arrests and summonses in New York City schools are decreasing, but while the decline is good news, Black and Latino students across the city continue to face unnecessary and excessive criminal consequences in schools. The over-policing of communities of color results in too many young people being caught in an unjust... Keep reading »


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