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1199 Reaches Strike-Averting Deal at 3 NJ Nursing Homes

June 28, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Perth Amboy, NJ - Three hours before a strike was scheduled to begin at three New Jersey nursing homes, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a tentative contract agreement with operator Broadway Healthcare Management June 23.

One-Third of Adults Have High Blood Pressure: Do You?

June 27, 2017
By Ariana Colozzo

High blood pressure, called hypertension, has become increasingly common—affecting about 85 million Americans. It’s a dangerous condition, even more so because it’s often symptomless.

Workers Deserve Protection in All Workplaces

June 26, 2017 
By Jessica Martinez, COSH Co-Executive Director

Washington, DC - “No matter where they work, U.S. workers deserve protection from exposure to hazardous – and potentially lethal – toxic materials.

Union Ironworker Runs Against Paul Ryan

June 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Racine, WI - Union ironworker Randy Bryce announced June 18 that he was running to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in his south-of-Milwaukee district.

Lockout at N.J. Rehab Center Ends as Workers OK First Contract

June 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Lafayette, NJ - Workers at the Sunrise House drug-rehab center ratified their first union contract June 16, after management stopped saying “no, no, no” and ended a three-week lockout.

Why Do We Need Medicaid?

June 21, 2017 
By Reprinted
: aflcio.org Shaun O'Brien

Washington, DC - Like many Americans, you may have parents or other loved ones in nursing homes because they require around-the-clock care. Nursing-home care is expensive, typically $80,000 per year for a semiprivate room—far more than the income of a typical senior.

Statement From UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald On The Passing Of Firefighter William Gormley

June 17, 2017

New York, NY - "We mourn the death of one of New York City’s bravest. Earlier this week, we lost one of our brothers due to cancer caused by Ret. FF William Gormley’s service at the World Trade Center site following the 9-11 attacks.

California Hospital Workers Begin Three-Day Strike

June 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Watsonville, CA - More than 100 union workers at Watsonville Community Hospital began a three-day strike June 14, their second in the last month.

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