Category: Health Care
Arbitrator Rules for Iowa State Employees on Health Care
An arbitrator ruled in favor of 19,000 Iowa public service workers by accepting the union’s proposal requiring the overwhelming majority of them to pay a $20 monthly health care premium – saving most state employees thousands of dollars per year.
Fifth Anniversary of ACA Is Cause for Celebration
Today, March 23, is the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a law that helped 16.4 million people obtain or keep health insurance. That’s cause for celebration.
Rally at Supreme Court Backs Affordable Care Act
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court to urge the justices to protect health care subsidies for 8 million people. AFSCME, an important player in promoting the ACA, was out in force to defend the subsidies.
Tentative EMS Deal in California Shows AMR the Way Forward
Jamie Field, a 23-year EMT, has a message for EMS professionals struggling to make ends meet: "If you're not in a union you should be. Union means better pay, better health care and more security for the future."
Walker Pound Foolish on Wisconsin Senior Drug Plan
Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut $15 million from a prescription drug program for seniors. This would also lead to a loss of $15 million in federal funding.
Thank you, Abbey
Watch as community members came together and gave Abbey Newberry a huge surprise to say thank you for her hard work as a caregiver for a non-family member named Kenneth.
District 1199C Gets $4 Million to Train Unemployed
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund a grant of nearly $4 million to train long-term unemployed residents for health care careers.
GOP Govs Cutting Off Noses To Spite… Obama
Millions of Americans are waiting for medical care because they live in states whose legislatures or governors are obstructing the Affordable Care Act out of pure political spite.
The wage war for public workers’ unions
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 30th that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues. Dorian Warren from the Roosevelt Institute discusses how this affects unions.
What Moms Really Want
We know that our issues are at the heart of how we support working families in America and how we must strengthen our nation's fragile economic health.
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