Health and Safety

Trumpcare Makes Healthcare Worse

March 19, 2017 
By Mark Dudzic, Labor for Single Payer National Coordinator

The Affordable Care Act never really solved the healthcare crisis. It treated healthcare as a commodity allocated through market forces rather than as a public good and failed to address the profiteering at the core of our healthcare system, forcing it to use a series of confusing and convoluted mechanisms to expand heath insurance coverage and regulate health insurance providers.

LP Is Buzzing About the Big Union Win At Sims And Much More!

March 18, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Observant Sims workers receive ashes.

New York, NY - On the next episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re looking at where union organizing has gone wrong with author Jane McAlevey; the callousness of the Trump agenda with DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido; the union victory at the Sims Municipal Recycling Plant in Brooklyn; and the new effort to introduce high school kids to successful careers in the trades.  

CBO Analysis of the American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017 
By AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Washington, DC - “As if the pleas of doctors, nurses, retirees, hospitals and lawmakers from both parties weren’t enough, now we have 24 million additional reasons to protect the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Health Bill Will Create 14 Million More Uninsured By 2018

March 15, 2017  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says under the current Republican health care bill 14 million more people will be uninsured by 2018. The number of uninsured would rise to 24 million by 2016 according to the CBO.

Trumka Rips Trumpcare After Meeting with President

March 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka met President Donald Trump at the White House Mar. 7 and talked about wages, trade policy, and infrastructure—but apparently not about health care.

1199 Takes On Trumpcare

March 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - New York’s largest health-care workers union’ began organizing to defend Obamacare against repeal as soon as last November’s election was over.

GOP Priority : Create Millions of Jobs Or Cut Healthcare For Millions Of People?

March 9, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - If you were sitting in Congress would you act first to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that could create millions of jobs or focus instead on taking healthcare away from millions of people? Republicans are choosing to take away your healthcare instead of creating the infrastructure jobs.

Teamsters Target Drug Wholesaler on Opioid Sales

March 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - About 40 Teamsters Union members protested outside the Amerisource Bergen Corp.’s annual shareholders meeting here Mar. 2, demanding that the drug wholesaler police itself to prevent the diversion of opioid pills.

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