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NESRI joins Healthy California for a legislative hearing, rally, and lobby day at the State Capitol

NESRI joins Healthy California for a legislative hearing, rally, and lobby day at the State Capitol

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January 18, 2018

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.

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Workers' comp news updates

Workers' comp news updates

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.

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The Growing Movement for Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

The Growing Movement for Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

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November 20, 2017

Migrant Justice wins a major victory for farmworkers, Greg Asbed wins a MacArthur genius award and the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network launches.

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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
Author: 
Noam Scheiber
Organization Title: 
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.

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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Health Is a Right — Not a Commodity

Health Is a Right — Not a Commodity

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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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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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