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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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IAFF Criticizes Obama on Health Care Law Treatment of Multi-Employer Plans, Abandons Two Senate Dems for ‘Double-Crossing’ on Bargaining

WASHINGTON–Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger has again added his voice to those of other union leaders criticizing Democratic President Barack Obama’s health care law for its treatment of multi-employer health care plans. He also says the union is walking away from two Democratic senators seeking re-election – Virginia’s Mark Warner and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan – because they double-crossed IAFF […]

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Health Care Workers Leader Warns Of Forced ‘Wellness’ Programs

WASHINGTON—A health care union leader is warning that workers nationwide, especially those toiling for large firms, could find themselves pushed into coercive corporate “wellness” programs or face paying fines and higher insurance premiums, come Jan. 1. And the catch, adds John Borsos, Secretary-Treasurer of the California-based National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) is there is no reliable data showing the […]

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Officials: Labor Making Progress in Talks with Administration Over Multi-Employer Health Plans

Organized labor is apparently making progress in convincing the Obama White House to revisit rules that would virtually trash multi-employer health care plans – joint employer-union run plans whose demise would throw 20 million people off of health insurance rolls.

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Poor Health, Poor Academic Performance Linked

Student health has a major impact on learning outcomes, according to a recent survey conducted by the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, AFSA Local 1, in New York City, and the Children’s Health Fund (CHF). Children in poor health or with health disadvantages tend to perform more poorly than others. To find out which health issues affect learning the […]

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Coalition of Labor Union Women Elect Leak as President, Back Single-Payer Health Care, Paid Family-Medical Leave

RENO, Nev.—The 500 delegates to the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s convention elected Auto Workers activist Connie Leak as their new president, and put CLUW on record for government-run single-payer universal health care, paid family and medical leave and living wages for Wal-Mart workers, among other causes. But delegates to the 4-day mid-November conclave postponed action on one other important, […]

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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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Mine Workers Win Settlement of Retiree Health Care From Patriot, Peabody

QUANTICO, Va.—The Mine Workers have won a $400 million settlement from Patriot Coal Co., and its predecessor for the retirees involved, Peabody Coal, to cover the retirees’ and their families’ health care costs, the union said on Oct. 10. The U.S. bankruptcy judge in St. Louis who is hearing the Patriot bankruptcy reorganization must still approve the settlement,  It will […]

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Mine Workers to Vote on Settlement with Patriot Coal; Campaign Vs. Peabody Continues

ST. LOUIS —Some 1,800 active Mine Workers who toil in Kentucky and West Virginia for Patriot Coal – the financially creaky coal company that two bigger firms established six years ago to take retirees’ pensions and health care off their hands – will vote August 16 on a proposed settlement of their dispute with Patriot.

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Miners, Facing Loss of Health Care to Patriot’s Bankruptcy Manipulation, Escalate Protests

CHARLESTON, W. VA. –Thousands of miners and their survivors, facing loss of health care coverage due to bankruptcy code manipulation by Patriot Coal, a set-up-to-fail spinoff from giant Peabody Coal, escalated their protests against the loss. And their campaign is drawing notice – at least from lawmakers representing the areas where Peabody and Patriot operate. The latest chapter in the […]

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