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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 »
June 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pulled Wendy’s out of the violent and abusive Mexican market for tomatoes. On June 5th, Wendy's announced at its annual shareholder's meeting a plan to scale back its tomato purchases from Mexico and instead purchases from greenhouses... Keep reading »
June 7, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Two hundred people came together for the launch event of A New Social Contract. The event featured Cathy Albisa, NESRI’s Executive Director, Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School, Carol Anderson, Author of White Rage & Chair of the African American Studies Dept. at Emory University, Greg Asbed, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Nijmie... Keep reading »
June 5, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
For two weeks at the end of last year, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criss crossed the United States, speaking to communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lowndes County and Montgomery, Alabama, Charleston, West Virginia, and San Juan, Guayama... 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 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 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 »
January 18, 2018 | Health
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. Keep reading »
January 17, 2018 | Work with Dignity
We are pleased to share this piece about Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, or CTUL, one of our Coordinating Committee members in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, a transnational network of worker centers and their allies anchored at NESRI.  The... Keep reading »

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