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CBO Analysis of the American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017 
By AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Washington, DC - “As if the pleas of doctors, nurses, retirees, hospitals and lawmakers from both parties weren’t enough, now we have 24 million additional reasons to protect the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Health Bill Will Create 14 Million More Uninsured By 2018

March 15, 2017  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says under the current Republican health care bill 14 million more people will be uninsured by 2018. The number of uninsured would rise to 24 million by 2016 according to the CBO.

Trumka Rips Trumpcare After Meeting with President

March 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka met President Donald Trump at the White House Mar. 7 and talked about wages, trade policy, and infrastructure—but apparently not about health care.

1199 Takes On Trumpcare

March 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - New York’s largest health-care workers union’ began organizing to defend Obamacare against repeal as soon as last November’s election was over.

GOP Priority : Create Millions of Jobs Or Cut Healthcare For Millions Of People?

March 9, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - If you were sitting in Congress would you act first to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that could create millions of jobs or focus instead on taking healthcare away from millions of people? Republicans are choosing to take away your healthcare instead of creating the infrastructure jobs.

Teamsters Target Drug Wholesaler on Opioid Sales

March 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - About 40 Teamsters Union members protested outside the Amerisource Bergen Corp.’s annual shareholders meeting here Mar. 2, demanding that the drug wholesaler police itself to prevent the diversion of opioid pills.

Health-Care Unions Denounce ‘Trumpcare’

March 8, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - For the labor unions representing America’s health-care workers, the House Republican bill to replace Obamacare, released this week, went over about as well as a new strain of norovirus.

NYC Health Initiative Serves More New Yorkers 

March 7, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  New York City is expanding WELL, the free and confidential service that connects New Yorkers to mental health, crisis counseling and substance misuse services.

Win Week In Review

March 5, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO says if the leaked draft of the Republican healthcare plan is the one they go with, it's a non-starter. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka the leaked GOP healthcare plan lowers the healthcare bar when we should be raising it instead.

Working Families Issues Will Lead a United Democratic Party

March 2, 2017 
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Washington DC –  “For working families demanding a say in America’s economic and political systems at this pivotal time in our democracy, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will unite the Democratic National Party and get to the important work of rebuilding a party in which the needs of America’s working families lead. 


February Labor Bulletin

February 26, 2017 
By Michael Jordan

The Future of Healthcare Under President Trump'

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order commanding federal agencies to try to waive or delay requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that impose economic or regulatory burdens on states, families, the healthcare industry and others. In this issue of the MagnaCare Labor Bulletin we’ll take a look at how this could affect U.S. workers, many of whom are Union laborers and Trump supporters.

Healthy California Act Would Create Universal Health Care Coverage

Febrruary 21, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 
 
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Los Angeles, CA - On Wednesday the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United and other supporters will join two state senators to celebrate introduction of a Medicare for all style bill for Californians.

Councilmember Calls for 'Hazing' Firefighters to be Terminated

February 9, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Councilmember Andy King.

New York, NY - A New York City Councilmember responding to the alleged sexual "hazing" of a probationary firefighter inside Midtown Manhattan’s Ladder 35/Engine 40 back in 2015, is now calling for all those involved in the reported incident to be fired. 

Mayo Clinic Workers Reluctantly Agree to Outsourcing

February 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Rochester, MN - Workers at the Mayo Clinic have reluctantly agreed to let the clinic outsource its food-service department, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota President Jamie Gulley announced Jan. 24.

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