Labor News

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Health care tax could cost Democrats seats

At a press conference yesterday a liberal House Democrat leading the congressional push against the Senate plan to tax workers' health benefits said the plan would cost Democratic seats.

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Drop tax on health benefits, say progressives

A coalition of congressional progressives, the labor movement, and health reform advocates wants to see the  final bill include  taxes on the wealthy instead of health insurance plans.

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Labor on Senate health bill: Substantial changes must be made

For the health care bill that is emerging in the Senate "to be worthy of the support of working men and women, substantial changes must be made," declared Richard Trumka.

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Working people cannot accept anything less than real reform, says labor leader

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks out on the most recent version of the Senate health care bill.

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Labor weighs its next move in the health care battle

A clear position on the latest Senate compromises did not emerge from closed-door meetings of the nation's labor leaders last night, but labor remains determined.

 

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Workers hit tax on ‘Cadillac’ health plans, ‘You are taxing Chevrolets!’

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.

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Farmers union urges senators to back public option

The National Farmers Union joined the fight for health reform Thanksgiving weekend with a reminder to wavering farm-belt senators.

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‘Health care or food?’

"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."

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Supreme Court upholds striking workers' rights in 10-year battle

HARTFORD, Conn. — After a 10-year battle, nursing home workers won a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling this week.

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If you’re sick, come in anyway!

In reaction to the swine flu epidemic, unions are pushing for guaranteed sick days.

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