While Obamacare Enrollment Continues to Lag, Labor Builds Support for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All By Pearl Korn for Huffington Post – The 113th Congress will likely be remembered as the most unproductive in our history, and with an overall approval rating of 9 perent, it is safe to say that most Americans do…

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By Steve Early for the Nation – A growing number of US companies are now urging their employees to slim down, exercise more, reduce their cholesterol and blood pressure levels, or quit smoking—all socially desirable goals. But if these workers fail to cooperate with the new corporate “wellness” regime and adopt a healthier lifestyle (under…

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By Peter Knowlton for Labor Notes – Now that the Affordable Care Act has been blessed by the Supreme Court, will it help us at the bargaining table? Probably not. Much as NAFTA legitimized cross-border corporate exploitation of workers, the Affordable Care Act confirms the domination of health care in the U.S. by private insurance…

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The 38th convention of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has endorsed single payer health as a solution to the nation’s health care crisis. The 3,000 delegates who attended the IBEW convention called upon “…our international officers (to) do everything in their power and authority to work with other groups and elected officials to…

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“The Pennyrile Area Central Labor Council endorses HR 676” reports Betty Robertson, Treasurer of the council in Hopkinsville in western Kentucky not far from the Tennessee border. With this endorsement all eight of Kentucky’s CLC’s have endorsed HR 676. Betty Robertson had much more to say: “We feel that Americans must fight for better health…

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At its regular meeting on March 7, 2011, the Owensboro Area Central Labor Council endorsed HR 676, the national single payer legislation reintroduced into the 112th Congress by Congressman John Conyers (D. MI). The council covers workers in Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, and McLean Counties in Kentucky. Donna Haynes, CLC President, stated: “We support this and…

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Today, September 13, 2010, Retirees for Single Payer Health Care will meet at 11:30 AM at UAW Local 22 (4300 Michigan Ave.) in Detroit to caravan to the office of Congressman John Dingell in Dearborn where they will demonstrate and seek to win Dingell’s support and co-sponsorship for HR 676, national single payer health care.…

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On April 27, 2010, the Tri-County Regional Labor Council, the third largest labor council in the state of Ohio, endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). John Wagner, Executive Secretary Treasurer, stated that the council supports single payer “Because we believe that it’s the real solution to…

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