Tag: Healthcare

NYC Airport Workers Still Without Healthcare After Massive Industry Bailout
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NYC Airport Workers Still Without Healthcare After Massive Industry Bailout

Queens, New York – Dozens of airport workers that are members of 32BJ SEIU were in a social distancing outdoor rally in the simmering heat at the Katch Astoria Gastropub & Bar in Queens on Thursday, to advocate for the Healthy Terminals Act.  Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, the union lost over…

Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany
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Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany

New York, NY – Uninsured airport workers at New York’s major airports may soon get some relief as some of their elected officials will be trying to advance the Healthy Terminals Act when they head back soon to the Legislature in Albany.  The property service workers union 32BJ SEIU held a telepresser on May 21,…

MagnaCare Reaches Out to Labor During Coronavirus Crisis
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MagnaCare Reaches Out to Labor During Coronavirus Crisis

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part Q&A with MagnaCare President of Labor and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Michelle Zettergren where she talks about the company and how it is responding to clients and business partners during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.  LP: What kinds of calls are you receiving from union leaders…

Courage in the Face of Fear: NYC Nurses and Hospital Workers in the Age of COVID-19
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Courage in the Face of Fear: NYC Nurses and Hospital Workers in the Age of COVID-19

They are all terrified. Every nurse and doctor, housekeeper and transporter, engineer and pharmacist – every worker stepping into the hospital knows they are risking exposure to Covid-19…risking severe illness for themselves and their families when they return home. Risking death. How do they summon the courage and the strength to return day after day,…

Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All
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Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—After a week of intense arguments about health care, the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union, the most politically powerful union in Nevada, decided not to endorse a candidate for President Feb. 13, nine days before the state’s Democratic caucus. “We are going to endorse our goals. We are not going to endorse a presidential…

NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’
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NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’

New York, NY – Low-wage workers who help move multitudes in and out of New York and New Jersey airports daily but still can’t afford the prohibitively high cost of private health insurance are hoping this is the year legislators on both sides of the Hudson confront tight-fisted employers.  On Tuesday, January 22, hundreds of…

The Looming Commercial Cleaners Strike and Why Working People Need Medicare For All
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The Looming Commercial Cleaners Strike and Why Working People Need Medicare For All

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – Healthcare is such a core, fundamental issue for working men and women that in the next two weeks, more than 20,000 commercial cleaners throughout the city could walk off the job and strike to protect what they have — which begs the question: Why isn’t organized labor demanding a plan…

NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs
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NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs

New York, NY – Two of the most powerful labor unions in the city and their allies are mad as hell at the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in this town and the “irrational” hospital billing that’s become the financial equivalent of “Russian roulette.” City Council Members Mark Levine [D-7th District] and Fernando Cabrera [D-14th District]…

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