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Albany Passes Patient Protection Legislation
Education, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Albany Passes Patient Protection Legislation

In a big victory for the UFT, union-supported legislation curbing exorbitant hospital fees charged to out-of-network patients for emergency care passed both houses of the state Legislature in June. It now needs Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature to become law. The bill, which passed the state Assembly on June 5 and the state Senate on June…

Chicago musicians stop the music over contract
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Chicago musicians stop the music over contract

Chicago, Illinois – About 100 musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have traded their instruments for picket signs, striking to demand a contract that protects their pension plan and provides fair wages. The strike began on March 11, a day after the musicians’ contract with the orchestra ended, as the orchestra sought to replace the…