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Month: January 2018

In the Air: Renounce a Sexist Past

In the Air: Renounce a Sexist Past AFA-CWA Flight Attendants, about 80% women, are ongoing victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Not that long ago, the industry marketed the objectification of “stewardesses,” a job only available to young, single, perfectly polished women who until 1993 were required to step on a weight scale. Our union […]

Stop Alex Azar’s Confirmation

The Senate Finance Committee approved President Trump’s HHS secretary nominee, Alex Azar, paving the way for him to get full clearance from Senate. His ties with Big Pharma and his positions on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act make him a dangerous candidate. Call your lawmaker at 866-828-4162 to tell them he is an unacceptable choice! […]

2017 Pension Symposium

Day 1 Opening Remarks: Alliance President Robert Roach   PBGC 101 Officials from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) discussed bankruptcy, the Early Warning Program, and multiemployer plans. Presenters: Anne Henderson, Management & Program Analyst Connie Markakis, Assistant General Counsel Amy Viener, Senior Policy Actuary Chuck Finke, Deputy General Counsel PBGC Followup: Alliance President Robert Roach Alliance […]

KHN – Analysis: Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

By Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he said. Campbell, 58, […]

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