Predatory Practices of Nonprofit Hospitals

ACORN International Financial Justice Health Care Labor Neighbor Local 100 United Labor Unions

            Pearl River     We keep beating this drum, over and over.  Nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals are supposed to provide charity care to justify the fact that they do not have to pay federal taxes.  This benefit is worth billions for some hospital chains and is always a boon to any nonprofit hospital.  The Affordable Care Act …

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Rental Registry and Vacancy Control

ACORN International Canada Disparities Housing

            New Orleans      Spending several days with the ACORN Canada staff in our annual fall meetings in northern Ontario’s “cottage country” were invigorating in the company of committed organizers, great progress, solid workshops, and fascinating campaign discussions. The rental housing crisis for tenants across the country colored all reports from every office from the …

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Burkini’s Aren’t the Half of It

ACORN International Rights Wade's World Women

            Pearl River     As soon as I was contacted about talking to Emory Professor Falguni Sheth on Wade’s World about her book, Unruly Women:  Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab, I was in.  The Alliance Citoyenne, ACORN’s affiliate in France, had been fighting all levels of government there to overturn restricts on women with hijab being …

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Essential, but so What?

ACORN International Dollar Stores Labor Local 100 Organizing United Labor Unions Workers

            New Orleans      Working Class Perspectives gave me the honor of the Labor Day blog again this year, so it’s a pleasure to share it with you, while hoping you remember the value of labor on this day of recognition. Essential Workers Take Action             During the pandemic, the working class that had been …

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