Workers, union members and lawmakers rallied in the nation's capital yesterday in support of health care reform but against funding it with a new tax on health benefits.
The National Farmers Union joined the fight for health reform Thanksgiving weekend with a reminder to wavering farm-belt senators.
"The company wants to make us pay $350 a month for our family health care; for me that would mean a 10 percent wage cut."
HARTFORD, Conn. — After a 10-year battle, nursing home workers won a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling this week.
In reaction to the swine flu epidemic, unions are pushing for guaranteed sick days.
Insurance company CEOs meeting in Washington Oct. 22 hid from 600 angry trade unionists who tried to get them to listen to people victimized by their companies.
“When nurses are exposed to tuberculosis, the hospital notifies us. When nurses are exposed to head lice, the hospital notifies us. Why then are we not told when we are exposed to H1N1? Staff need to know if they have been exposed..."
Labor leaders converge on Washington D. C. for days of lobbying for a public option.
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.
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.