Access to health care is a human right. But in America, it’s considered a benefit that must be bargained with an employer. Employer-paid full-family health coverage is one of the biggest differences between the typical union workplace and a non-union workplace. But the costs keep going up, and health coverage is today the biggest source of labor disputes.
For Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester, universal health care is personal.
Union health and welfare trusts press to take part in exchanges
Polls show the public doesn’t know much about the health care reform law two years after passage.
Seven labor unions joined 21 community organizations to form a new coalition.
Unionized firms are more likely to provide health benefits.
Defying the Chamber, a widely popular ordinance will require businesses to offer paid sick leave.
Union bargainers agree — for the first time — to give up fully-paid health coverage.
The Oregon Single Payer Conference drew attendees from around the state.
Supporters will strategize Jan. 29 how to support a single payer bill in Oregon.
Children stay on parents’ plans until 26; and plans can’t have lifetime dollar limits.