The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted March 18 to support the Senate-passed health care bill, despite all its flaws.
Some 5,000 activists demanding "Health Care Now!" descended on the nation's capital March 9 to call for the arrest of the nation's leading health insurance executives.
Declining patient volume due to the economic crisis forced workers at MetroHealth to accept some concessions in a new three-year contract that was ratified Feb. 12.
Thousands of unionists and their allies marched on and surrounded the hotel where the nation's health insurance firms were meeting, demanding a citizens' arrest of company CEOs.
In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.