Transformative Solutions to Guarantee Workers' Rights

Transformative Solutions to Guarantee Workers' Rights

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Publication Date: 
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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Publication Date: 
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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Publication Date: 
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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Read in Truthout: Poverty Wages, Deportations, Wage Theft, Cockroaches: Farmworkers Demand Dignity from Ben & Jerry's

Read in Truthout: Poverty Wages, Deportations, Wage Theft, Cockroaches: Farmworkers Demand Dignity from Ben & Jerry's

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Publication Date: 
July 12, 2017
Author: 
Jonathan Leavitt, Truthout

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Health Is a Right — Not a Commodity

Health Is a Right — Not a Commodity

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Publication Date: 
July 5, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Joia Mukherjee
Organization Title: 
Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health

Human rights are the foundation of the social contract. Yet here, in the richest country on earth, this social contract is broken.

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The Senate Health Care Bill Is an Assault on Human Rights

The Senate Health Care Bill Is an Assault on Human Rights

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Publication Date: 
June 27, 2017

The bill is designed to pay for tax cuts for health care corporations and the wealthy by slashing public spending on health care for poor, working class, and middle class people. It would result in 22 million people losing insurance and tens of thousands of people dying every year.

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Shutting Out the Public from the Senate Healthcare Bill Isn’t Just Antidemocratic: It’s Deadly

Shutting Out the Public from the Senate Healthcare Bill Isn’t Just Antidemocratic: It’s Deadly

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Author: 
Ben Palmquist
Organization Title: 
Campaign Manager

The GOP's healthcare cuts, which stand to kill tens of thousands of people every year, would never pass through an accountable, participatory public process.

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Prominent Human Rights Organizations Send Ben & Jerry's Letter in Support of Milk with Dignity

Prominent Human Rights Organizations Send Ben & Jerry's Letter in Support of Milk with Dignity

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Publication Date: 
June 17, 2017
Author: 
Multiple

Leading human rights organizations send a letter of support for the Milk with Dignity program to Ben & Jerry's. Organizations demand Ben and Jerry's stand by their June 2015 commitment to enter into a legally binding agreement to join the Milk with Dignity program.

Read the full letter here.

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