Category: Health Care
Union Coalition Defeats Dialysis Privatization Scheme
A coalition of New York City unions, including AFSCME’s DC 37, helped stop privatization of dialysis services at four public hospitals by a for-profit operator with a questionable quality-of-care record.
Thank – and Protect – a Nurse!
AFSCME nurses across the nation are celebrating National Nurses Week, a good time to remind the American people how important nurses are in delivering quality health care to people everywhere.
AFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
UC Doctors Strike Again Over Unfair Labor Practices
University of California doctors at the northern campus student health centers went on strike over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) April 9, and doctors at the Southern California campuses were set to strike April 11.
Arbitrator Rules for Iowa State Employees on Health Care
An arbitrator empowered to determine a contract impasse between the State of Iowa and its 19,000 state and judicial branch employees ruled in favor of the workers when it accepted the union’s health insurance proposal.
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.
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