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The Affordable Health Care Act and Unions
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The Affordable Health Care Act and Unions

October 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel The AFL-CIO resolution regarding the Affordable Health Care Act passed at the September 2013 convention this past September put the Obama administration on notice that issues and concerns with the legislation must be addressed soon. Several unions at the convention said the Obama administration's interpretation of the Affordable Health…

ARAMARK Leaves Workers in Dark
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ARAMARK Leaves Workers in Dark

September 23, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Gilbert Pottinger and Christine Edwards both worked for Aramark as cafeteria workers for over 20 years before the company evacuated 55 Water Street abruptly. Now that they’re unemployed cafeteria workers, they’re worried about how they’re going to eat.  Watch Video

Washington State Labor Council Complaining About Obamacare
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Washington State Labor Council Complaining About Obamacare

September 20, 2013 By Diane Cohen The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) supported President Obama for re-election. But after the victory WSLC joined many other labor leaders in publically complaining about Obamacare's effect on labor-supported multi-employer health plans. Last week, the AFL-CIO, of which the WSLC is a part, passed a resolution calling for changes…

Are you Craving Movement?
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Are you Craving Movement?

September 17, 2013 By Kerri Winans Kaley Stress, hard work and lots of thinking create tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness and constipation. Many people try and alleviate these symptoms with alcohol and sugar, which are actually counterproductive and sedate the body. Exercise is an ideal way of releasing a…

Court Case Keeps L.I. College Hospital Open
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Court Case Keeps L.I. College Hospital Open

September 14, 2013 By Stephanie West Brooklyn, NY—Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, the New York State Nurses Association, 1199SEIU, Concerned Physicians at L.I.C.H. and six Brooklyn civic groups have won a decisive decision in their lawsuits to keep Long Island College Hospital open. The decision issued Thursday Sepember 12th by State Supreme Court Justice Johnny…

Healthcare Workers Taste Victory
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Healthcare Workers Taste Victory

September 9, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Brooklyn, NY—At Borough Hall yesterday celebrities, labor leaders and elected officials rallied to implore the public to vote for Mr. de Blasio because he's the progressive candidate to beat. George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union local in the country, said he feels like a boxer on…

Back-to-School Healthy Habits Checklist
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Back-to-School Healthy Habits Checklist

August 29, 2013 By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Government, Labor and Special Accounts Labor Day seems to be synonymous with heading back to school. So, you’ve probably stocked up on school supplies, hit the back to school clothing sales and bought the latest superhero or princess lunch box.  Getting your…

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