Health and Safety

SEIU: Improving Dialysis Patient Care is Critical

June 6, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Sacramento, CA -  California is closer to enacting major reforms in the dialysis industry that would improve patient care for 66,000 people and staffing at 562 dialysis clinics under legislation passed by the California Senate.

Teachers & School Administrators Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation for World Trade Center Pulmonary Illnesses and Cancers

June 5, 2017  
By Michael Barasch

As we all know, 2,974 lives were lost on 9/11. In the years since, unfortunately, the number of victims has grown. Thousands more, including New York City teachers, school administrators and even former high school, middle and grade school students, have fallen seriously ill from 9/11-related cancers and other diseases.

CBO Report Confirms Worst Fears

June 1, 2017 
By 1199SEIU President George Gresham

Washington, DC - Earlier this month, the House of Representatives irresponsibly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) without an impact analysis from the Congressional Budget Office and clearly without consideration of the human cost.

Rehab Center Locks Out 120 Workers

May 28, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Lafayette, NJ - Workers at the Sunrise House drug-rehab center here were locked out on the evening of May 23, the night before they had scheduled a three-day strike to protest alleged unfair labor practices.

Perth Amboy Nursing-Home Workers Reach Deal, Avert Strike

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Perth Amboy, NJ - Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a contract agreement with Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare May 15, averting a 24-hour strike scheduled for May 17.

Healthcare Workers in Orange County Join 1199SEIU

May 15, 2017  
By Jerry Levine

Hudson Valley, NY - Over 70 Hudson Valley Health System workers join the 1199SEIU family. This includes Medical Assistants, Billing Specialists, Coders and Receptionists at the medical center in Middletown, New York.

Honoring Fallen Police Officers

May 14, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - On May 9th New York State honored 40 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across the State. The officers, from five local and state law enforcement agencies, were recognized at New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony.

Nurses Lobby for Safe Staffing Limits

May 14, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Hundreds of nurses from across the state converged on the Capitol Tuesday May 9th to press lawmakers to protect patients by immediately enacting legislation placing limits on how many patients one nurse can care for at a time.

New Jersey Genesis Workers Demand and Win Respect, Union Voice

May 11, 2017  

Plainfield, NJ- The RWDSU scored another major nursing home victory for workers, with employees at Genesis Woodlands, in, Plainfield New Jersey, voting to join the union by an overwhelming margin on April 28.

1199SEIU Denounces Trump Healthcare Plan

May 10, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East has come out denouncing the health plan passed by Congressional Republicans.

Win Week In Review

May 7, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - 217 House Republicans Thursday voted to take health insurance away from 24 million people. That's how many people the Congressional Budget Office says will lose health insurance if Obamacare is repealed.  Not a single House Democrat voted for this.

AFL-CIO Warns: Weakening OSHA Will Kill Workers

May 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - If you’re a 58-year-old Latino construction worker in North Dakota or Wyoming, your life is in danger.

AFGE: President’s Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers' Rights Are Preserved

May 6, 2017 
By AFGE President J. David Cox Sr.

Washington, DC -  In response to President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

Chicago Nursing-Home Workers OK Strike

May 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - Some 5,000 workers at Chicago-area nursing homes have authorized a strike that would begin May 4-6, SEIU Healthcare Illinois announced Apr. 27.

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