Category: Health Care Workers
AFSCME Strong: ‘Righting the Wrongs’
Kelly Abreu used to think the union was only “for people who got in trouble.” She didn’t see it as a voice for everyone. That was 19 years ago. Today, Abreu is not only active with Council 93 Local 137, she’s the president.
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.
Los Angeles County Pharmacists Join AFSCME
After nearly a year of delays, the Los Angeles County Pharmacists voted overwhelmingly to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), AFSCME.
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.
Fighting to Protect Pensions in Indiana
231 public service workers – bus drivers, library workers, health care workers and others — attended a Lobby Day at the Indiana Statehouse to talk to their legislators about the bills affecting their retirements.
UC Doctors Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices
Doctors at all 10 student health centers at the University of California will conduct a one-day strike on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to protest the university’s lack of good-faith bargaining on a first contract.
AFSCME Urges Congress to Restore Needed Funding to Fight the Ebola Crisis
AFSCME represents workers who are on the front lines of America’s domestic response to Ebola. Workers across the nation who are at high risk deserve training and practice on necessary personal protective equipment.
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.
Council 31 Wins $60 Million in Back Pay for State Employees
After waiting more than three years for back pay explicitly spelled out in their contract, Illinois state employees finally got a measure of justice after an appellate court ruled they were owed the wages.
Transgender State Employees Win Health Care Coverage
Transgender state employees in Washington state, on July 31, celebrated a vote by the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) that ended discriminatory exclusions in the state’s health care coverage.
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