• Today in Labor History
    Sept. 18, 1999
    A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
    ~ DC Labor

  • Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
    Posted On: Jan 27, 2020
    Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance. Among the biggest concerns is the potential elimination of private insurance…Unions typically negotiate better health care for their members than what non-unionized workers receive. They will sometimes forgo pay increases in exchange for better benefits, including strong health care coverage, low-cost medical plans, and pensions… NBC News
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