Management continues to set the terms of medical coverage for most workers, unilaterally if non-union, and subject to negotiations if not. Employers remain free to offer unaffordable insurance or to drop coverage, with little penalty.
Helathcare spending in the United States is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 5.8 percent for the period 2010 through 2020, 1.1 percentage points faster than expected growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Hundreds of us confronted the AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) convention, June 16 at Moscone Center in San Francisco to give them a message, “Keep your hands off Medicare!”
The president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 says the two sides are primarily battling over health coverage.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin talks with Rachel Maddow.
Thousands of employers in California and across the country are slashing expensive doctors and hospitals from their insurance rosters in a move to hold down rising healthcare costs — a trend that is gaining favor with corporate bosses, if not the rank and file.
Could the Green Mountain state be the first in the country to offer accessible healthcare to all its citizens?
The U.S. should learn from the experience of other industrialized countries, which shows that the most cost-effective and equitable way to provide quality health care is through the social insurance model.
Citing rising healthcare costs and other systemic problems with for-profit healthcare as a reason to move forward with non-profit, publicly financed healthcare.
Three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation stood with Gov. Peter Shumlin Tuesday and pledged to do their best to remove federal obstacles obstructing speedy and dramatic healthcare reform in the state.
Labor’s Power and the Medicare for All Struggle
A recent article from Truthout emphasizes the critical need to make "links to labor struggles by health care workers — and bringing unions into the...
Resources for SB 562
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Please encourage your union to request one of Labor United for Universal Healthcare's speakers. Our speakers are union member activists, trained and prepared with materials to give educational workshops on our healthcare system and the challenges the labor movement faces maintaining or winning quality healthcare for members.