New York Times: Ben & Jerry’s Strikes Deal to Improve Migrant Dairy Workers’ Conditions

New York Times: Ben & Jerry’s Strikes Deal to Improve Migrant Dairy Workers’ Conditions

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October 3, 2017
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Noam Scheiber
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New York Times journalist

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.

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The grassroots activists who paved the way for single-payer health care’s political moment

The grassroots activists who paved the way for single-payer health care’s political moment

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September 13, 2017

Think Progress writes that the growing support in the Senate for universal healthcare is a result of the work of NESRI, our grassroots partners, and others who are organizing across the country to change what's politically possible.

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Single Payer Is on the National Agenda—And It’s Thanks to People’s Movements

Single Payer Is on the National Agenda—And It’s Thanks to People’s Movements

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September 13, 2017

As Senate Democrats line up to co-sponsor Senator Bernie Sanders' bill for universal, publicly sponsored health care, credit for building this momentum goes to people's movements organizing all over the country. Put People First! Pennsylvania is one such group that is changing the politics of health care.

RELEASE: Financing Human Dignity: Taxing Corporate Speculation to Bring Equitable Housing to Scale

RELEASE: Financing Human Dignity: Taxing Corporate Speculation to Bring Equitable Housing to Scale

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Publication Date: 
September 5, 2017
Author: 
NESRI

Large hedge and equity funds, such as Blackstone and Oak Tree purchase scores of distressed mortgages and foreclose on struggling families. At times, these funds hold homes vacant, waiting for property values to increase, while thousands of people sleep on the street or in homeless shelters. Despite deep government subsidies for speculative housing, funds for the development of community land trusts (CLTs) and other shared-equity models are in short supply.

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Financing Human Dignity: Taxing Corporate Speculation to Bring Equitable Housing to Scale

Financing Human Dignity: Taxing Corporate Speculation to Bring Equitable Housing to Scale

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September, 2017
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Large hedge and equity funds, such as Blackstone and Oak Tree purchase scores of distressed mortgages and foreclose on struggling families. At times, these funds hold homes vacant, waiting for property values to increase, while thousands of people sleep on the street or in homeless shelters. Despite deep government subsidies for speculative housing, funds for the development of community land trusts (CLTs) and other shared-equity models are in short supply.

We are proud to share our new issue brief, Financing Human Dignity: Taxing Corporate Speculators to Bring Equitable Housing to Scale, that offers a unique solution to this pressing issue. To address the structural challenge of speculation, we recommend taxing "bads," like speculative statutory trusts, and using that revenue to create public community "goods," like community land trusts that can realize the human right to housing for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

Speculation is embedded in almost every thread of our economy, undermining the stability and well-being of countless neighborhoods and communities. We must work together to build and institute structural interventions that can benefit communities that are burdened by the business-as usual development paradigm. 

Transformative Solutions to Guarantee Workers' Rights

Transformative Solutions to Guarantee Workers' Rights

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September 4, 2017
Author: 
NESRI

On this Labor Day, we reaffirm that decent work under dignified conditions is a fundamental human right. Yet, workers face stagnant wages, with almost half the population makes less than $15 an hour, leisure time is disappearing for some while others are permanently underemployed, schedules are increasingly irregular, temp work and day labor have increased, and sub-contracting has become so ubiquitous that employees are denied benefits and legal protection and are often uncertain of who is their employer.  

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Reflecting on Charlottesville

Reflecting on Charlottesville

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August 14, 2017

We mourn the loss of human life in Charlottesville. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who joined other courageous individuals to stand up for human dignity and counter-protest the terrifying display of far right white supremacist power. But we must do more than mourn to honor them. We must stand up to white supremacist power at every turn.

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Workers' Comp Hub Newsletter, Summer 2017

Workers' Comp Hub Newsletter, Summer 2017

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August 8, 2017

A broken regulatory system has enabled a culture of systematic retaliation and fear to take hold in low-wage workplaces, Trump's aggressive anti-immigrant policies threaten workers' rights, OSHA is delaying several important health and safety rules, and states are moving significant legislation on workers' comp and universal healthcare.

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Leveraging "Resiliency"

Leveraging "Resiliency"

Cities have emerged as frontline sites in efforts to mitigate climate change. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is perhaps the highest-profile embodiment of the trend. On June 5th, for example, Bloomberg, who currently serves as the UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted a statement to the UN on behalf of more than 1,000 US mayors, governors, businesses and universities that remain committed to meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

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Wake Forest Law Review: Preventing Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains: The Fair Food Program and Worker Driven Social Responsibility

Wake Forest Law Review: Preventing Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains: The Fair Food Program and Worker Driven Social Responsibility

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Publication Date: 
July 14, 2017
Author: 
Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Greg Asbed & Steve Hitov
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