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Fall 2015 newsletter

Gender discrimination in workers' comp, how opt-out laws affect workers, how cost shifting hurts workers and the public, and on the delay in renewing benefits for 9/11 first responders.

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Summer 2015 newsletter

Victories for nail salon workers in New York and farmworkers in New Mexico, barriers facing people with occupational illnessesthreats to injured workers' rights in Texas and Illinois, greater protections for farmworkers in New York State and workers in the "app economy."

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It's No Bargain

by Cathy Albisa, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative

Workers’ Memorial Day: A day to remember workers, and also their loved ones

This article details some of the startling statistics motivating Workers' Memorial Day as well as some of the new endeavors that have been taken in order to start addressing these trends, including the United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalaties' new release of the Family Bill of Rights Volume II, which takes steps to establish concrete details of what families of deceased workers deserve.

Workers Memorial Week 2014: Highlights of Events from Coast to Coast

Workers Memorial Week 2014 provided an opportunity for groups not only to grieve the loss of their loved ones in work-related deaths, but also to stand together to demand a stop to the negligence. This article details some of the services held across the country as well as ongoing efforts to curb the trend of worker death and injury.

Workers’ Memorial Day: A day to remember workers, and also their loved ones

This article details some of the startling statistics motivating Workers' Memorial Day as well as some of the new endeavors that have been taken in order to start addressing these trends, including the United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalaties' new release of the Family Bill of Rights Volume II, which takes steps to establish concrete details of what families of deceased workers deserve.

Statistics and Storytelling: How Crystal Eastman helped call attention to the human toll of workplace injuries (Glenn Shor)

This article marks the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and examines how it galvanized the work of Crystal Eastman which began a long fight for workers' rights that is still underway today.

Joe LaDou: Who Pays for Brain Injury

This article details the recent controversy over multiple cognitive impairments stemming from concussions casued by football as well as a variety of other sports. The settlement process for professional players with these impairments has been very start and stop, consisting of a myriad of different legal battles but all containing a greater implication of social justice.

Injured Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights: A Human Rights Day Reflection on Workers’ Compensation

A reflection on the current state of workers; compensation in the United States through the lens of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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