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Crispin Hernandez – a farmworker who was fired after organizing discussions on conditions at work – and two advocacy organizations, the Workers’ Center of Central New York (“WCCNY”) and the Worker Justice Center of New York (“WJCNY”), brought a lawsuit against the governor and the State of New York alleging that the exclusion of farmworkers from the State Employment Relations Act (“SERA”) was unconstitutional.

Martinez-Cuevas and Aguilar filed a class action lawsuit against their employer, DeRuyter Bros. Dairy Co., seeking in part a judgement declaring RCW 49.46.130(2)(g) of the Washington Minimum Wage Act (MWA) unconstitutional. The workers claimed that the DeRuyter Brother’s Dairy Company failed to meet minimum wage standards, denied adequate breaks or time for meals, and failed to compensate for work done prior to and following many workers’ shifts.

From its origins, feminist economics has highlighted the need to advance in a broader conception of the economy and the economic system, which, in addition to the productive sphere, takes into account the reproductive sphere. In particular, this current points out the importance of unpaid care work for the development of people, but goes a step further by explaining how the provision of care is actually a social need, as it allows the reproduction of the working class, which in turn will be responsible for creating economic values ​​in the reproductive sphere (that is, for reproducing the economic system).

"For too long, brutal and illegal evictions have been terrorizing communities, even during a pandemic that requires us to stay at home for public health reasons. We therefore demand an end to all evictions in our cities. We demand an end to all land dispossession, utilities cut offs

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China, United States of America
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Environment & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
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Belgium, Egypt, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America
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Corporate Accountability

Statement: "The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty: A Message from Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis"

March 2020

>> https://kairoscenter.org/coronavirus-crisis-of-poverty/

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Statement: "Our Statement on COVID-19/Coronavirus and Human Rights"

10 March 2020

>> https://dignityandrights.org/2020/03/our-statement-on-covid-19-coronavirus-and-human-...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member