Post Tagged with: "Healthcare"

Solving Health Care Challenges: “The Doctor Will See You Now” — At Plumbers Local 98’s Union Hall

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.–The doctor is in….at the union hall. Plumbers Local 98 has joined those forward-thinking building trades unions on the cutting edge that take control of their healthcare challenges. As part of Local 98’s benefit package, covered members now have their own medical clinic sponsored by the Plumbers Local 98 Insurance Fund: The Activate Health and Wellness Center, in Madison Heights, Mich.

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High Court Legalizes ‘Free Riders’ When Government and Individuals Jointly Employ Caregivers

WASHINGTON —In a decision that will rob unions of millions of dollars and thousands of members, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize “free riders” in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers. The court split along partisan lines, with all five Republican-appointed male justices in the majority and the four other justices – Elena […]

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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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Senate Veterans Panel OKs Restoring Bargaining Rights for Some VA Workers

WASHINGTON—Moving to close an injustice to workers, the Democratic-run Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted 8-6 on party lines on Nov. 19 to restore some collective bargaining rights to some Veterans Affairs (VA) professional workers. Major veterans groups and the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents VA workers, support the legislation.  The GOP opposed it.  Senate Republicans argued the measure […]

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President Diann Woodard Endorses the 2012 United Way Campaign

On September 10, President Diann Woodard sent a letter out to locals and presidents endorsing the 2012 United Way campaign.

“The United Way has consistently joined the labor movement to tirelessly fight for working families, especially in the areas of education, income and health. As educators, we all witness the effects poverty has on children in our schools, on their families, and in our communities. The United Way campaign works to find solutions to these pressing challenges, and helps families meet their most basic needs.”

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