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New Jersey Genesis Workers Demand and Win Respect, Union Voice

May 11, 2017  
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RWDSU

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 That's how many people the Congressional Budget Office says will lose health insurance if Obamacare is repealed.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.

General Vision Services Watches Over Unions

May 3, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - With the unpredictable nature of today’s healthcare market, it is encouraging to see companies like General Vision Services (GVS) working hard to provide exceptional vision benefits to union workers.

Massachusetts Workplace Deaths Hit 10-Year High

May 3, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The number of work-related deaths in Massachusetts has more than doubled in the last five years, according to a report released Apr. 28 by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health.

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