Health Care

Health care is a basic human right.  America’s labor movement has worked for more than a century for guaranteed high-quality health care for everyone.  The Affordable Care Act is a historic milestone on this journey, but we still have a long way to go.

America must continue moving forward toward a more equitable and cost-effective health care system. Moving forward means working with employers to demand health care payment and delivery reforms to control costs, allowing people of all ages to buy into the equivalent of Medicare through a public plan option and allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.  Of course, the most cost-effective and equitable way to provide quality health care is through the social insurance model (“Medicare for All”), as other industrialized countries have shown. 

The worst thing we could do is move backward by repealing the Affordable Care Act or its key provisions; privatizing Medicare or turning it into a voucher program; raising the Medicare eligibility age; increasing Medicare co-pays and deductibles or otherwise cutting Medicare benefits; or taxing employment-based health care benefits. 

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Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

Post-production workers in the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live have signaled their readiness to strike over frustration with the slow pace of first contract negotiations.

Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

The WGAE union contract at HuffPost expires at midnight on Tuesday, January 31.

Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

On Wednesday, contracted cleaners from Twitter’s NYC and San Francisco offices, 32BJ SEIU members, labor leaders, elected officials, and allies rallied outside Twitter HQ in Manhattan. Cleaners at Twitter’s 245-249 West 17th St.

Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

HarperCollins Publishers has finally agreed to enter mediation with the union, Local 2110 UAW. The union has been on strike since November 10, 2022, and have not heard directly from the company since their last bargaining session on November 2.

Feb 2

WE'RE BACK FOR ROUND TWO!

JOIN US outside News Corp! Last week was only the beginning. Until we have our fair contract, we're prepared to take it to the top!
 

Jan 26, 2023 | News Story

Post-production workers in the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live have signaled their readiness to strike over frustration with the slow pace of first contract negotiations.

Jan 25, 2023 | News Story

Wednesday, January 25, 5PM to 8PM: Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

HarperCollins Union members and a large crowd of supporters including the NYC CLC, elected officials, and leaders and members from unions across the City gathered Wednesday for a rally marking the 50th day of their strike in front of their employer’s parent company, News Corp.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

Fordham Faculty United/SEIU Local 200United members, who teach the majority of the courses offered at the Bronx-based college, have successfully reached a tentative agreement with school administrators after 10 months of negotiations.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, hundreds of NYSNA nurses from New York City Health+Hospitals (NYC H+H)/Mayorals held a speak-out and march on NYC H+H corporate headquarters with the message: We are nurses and we demand health equity.