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Labor News Around The Nation

CANTON, Ohio –In yet another scheme to rob workers of hard-won benefits, multibillionaire Carl Icahn has ordered his management at PSC Metals in Canton, Ohio, to lock out his 60 Steel Workers since Feb. 1 unless they accede to his demand to kill their health insurance plan.

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Unite Here Backs Up Letter to Lawmakers with Detailed Criticism of ACA’s Impact on Health Plans

WASHINGTON –Unite Here, whose president, D Taylor, previously urged lawmakers to fix the Affordable Care Act’s impact on multi-employer health care plans, has backed the critique with a detailed report laying out the negative effects on plans that now, union leaders say, cover 20 million people nationwide. Predictably, Right Wing media seized on Unite Here’s analysis as yet another reason […]

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Breaking Down the Affordable Care Act

Breaking Down the Affordable Care Act

Despite the government’s 16-day shutdown and a shaky start with online registration failures across the country, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, moved into full swing Oct. 1. With accusations and claims being asserted by both sides, understanding what the updates actually mean for Americans can seem overwhelming.

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Rockefeller: Coal Mine Owners Treat Workers As ‘Property

WASHINGTON —The nation’s coal mine owners “so victimize” their workers that the workers “come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine,” a leading congressional advocate for the miners says. In remarks Oct. 1 to the National Consumers League, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., added the only worse recent treatment by owners of workers that he could think […]

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