August

‘Young workers: A lost decade’

Something bad happened in the past 10 years to young workers in this country: Since 1999, more of them now have lower-paying jobs, if they can get a job at all; health care is a rare luxury and retirement security is something for their parents, not them. In fact, many—younger than 35—still live at home with their parents because they can’t afford to be on their own.

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Workers forced to strike for health care

CHICAGO — Every month Norma Trinidad gets her medication refilled. In her last trip to the pharmacy she was told her health insurance had been terminated. Ordinarily Trinidad pays about $48 each refill. Yet now she was being charged $400. It was at that point she found out the company she’s worked at for the last 23 years had abruptly canceled her health insurance.

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Recess rallies take place in Big Sky country

Montanans, labor ready to take on ‘mob rule,’ push for health care reform When you organize in Montana expect to spend a lot of time on the road. That’s what a coalition of health care reform organizations, rural associations and labor unions are doing this month to demonstrate the mass support health care reform – including a public option – has in the state.