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Rent Control Passed in Oregon. Will it Work as a Housing-Crisis Solution Nationwide?

For the first time in decades, rent control is under serious consideration by lawmakers across the country. According to a report published last week by advocacy groups Center for Popular...

03/5/2019 | Pacific Standard | Advocating for Housing Justice

Fairer Labor Laws Would Prevent Getting Fired for ‘Not Smiling Enough’

Gomez’s story highlights the precariousness of fast-food jobs. In a new survey of 539 New York City fast-food workers, 65 percent of respondents said they had been fired without explanation at...

03/4/2019 | Next City | Improving Job Quality
03/4/2019 | Published by: Governing
03/4/2019

Will Statewide Rent Control Catch On Beyond Oregon?

Will Statewide Rent Control Catch On Beyond Oregon?

Affordable housing -- or lack thereof -- isn't an issue confined to Oregon. While the U.S. median household income has remained relatively flat since 2001, the median rent has shot up by more than...

03/4/2019 | Governing | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/2/2019 | Published by: Chicago Sun Times
03/2/2019

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

The push for rent control is nationwide. Oregon passed the country’s first statewide rent control law this week. A report released this week by two nonprofit advocacy groups, PolicyLink Right to...

03/2/2019 | Chicago Sun Times | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/1/2019 | Published by: UChicago News
03/1/2019

Stable work schedules mean better sleep for retail workers

Stable work schedules mean better sleep for retail workers

The researchers’ work was supported by grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action program, the...

03/1/2019 | UChicago News | Improving Job Quality, Restoring a Fair Workweek
03/1/2019 | Published by: New Jersey Today
03/1/2019

America moves toward universal health coverage

America moves toward universal health coverage

The Medicare For All Act is the only viable fix to a health care system that leaves far too many people in this country behind. I have the privilege of good employer-based insurance, but even that...

03/1/2019 | New Jersey Today | Civic Engagement
03/1/2019 | Published by: Colorlines
03/1/2019

Oregon Passes the Nation's First Statewide Mandatory Rent Control Law

Oregon Passes the Nation's First Statewide Mandatory Rent Control Law

The stats in Oregon are reflective of a nationwide housing crisis, per a new report released on February 27 by Right To The City, the Center for Popular Democracy and PolicyLink. The report, “Our...

03/1/2019 | Colorlines | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/1/2019 | Published by: Bloomberg
03/1/2019

"Medicare for All" Measure Puts Centrist Democrats in Quandary

"Medicare for All" Measure Puts Centrist Democrats in Quandary

The legislation has earned the support of a wide range of progressive activists and organizing groups, among them: National Nurses United, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, Physicians for...

03/1/2019 | Bloomberg | Civic Engagement
03/1/2019 | Published by: Next City
03/1/2019

Oregon Now Has Statewide Rent Control, Push Continues Across Country

Oregon Now Has Statewide Rent Control, Push Continues Across Country

The report, called Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities, is the work of the Right to the City Alliance, PolicyLink, and the Center for Popular Democracy....

03/1/2019 | Next City | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/1/2019 | Published by: Orlando Sentinel
03/1/2019

Central Florida 100: Legislature, Rosen and the search for a UCF leader

Central Florida 100: Legislature, Rosen and the search for a UCF leader

Last week: Justice for Renters: Florida is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. A report released last week by PolicyLink and the Center for Popular Democracy, sheds light on the...

03/1/2019 | Orlando Sentinel | Advocating for Housing Justice

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