Apr 3, 2014

New York State Launches Safe Patient Handling Program

Health care workers in New York are celebrating the new Safe Patient Handling Act that was passed as part of the state's budget.

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Mar 13, 2014

9/11 Workers, Residents, First Responders Still Eligible for Health Screenings, Treatment

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, NYCOSH, wants to make sure that responders and survivors of 9/11 get the screenings and health treatments they're entitled to receive.

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Feb 6, 2014

A CWA Activist Tells Senate Dems the Truth About Working Families

CWA Local 2204 Vice President Naomi Bolden gave voice to the struggles of working families at Senate Democrats' retreat on Wednesday.

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Feb 6, 2014

CBO: Affordable Care Act Means More Options for Workers

It's amazing how quickly some media outlets jumped to misconstrue the latest findings from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on the effects of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. The New York Times editorial board got it right.

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Jan 9, 2014

‘Way Past Time’ at Olean General

At a small hospital in southwestern New York, 120 technical workers seeking to organize with CWA Local 1168 have battled a fierce anti-union campaign.

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Nov 7, 2013

Our Veterans Deserve More than Tickets to a Ball Game

A message from CWA President Larry Cohen: Our Veterans Deserve More than Tickets to a Ball Game

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Oct 31, 2013

CWAers Help Patients Sign Up for Health Insurance

CWA members are helping patients navigate the process of signing up for health insurance for the very first time.

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Oct 24, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Age Rating for Families

With the recent opening of the new state-based health insurance markets, the most important components of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are beginning to come on line. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This question is about how insurance companies will charge families based on age in the new health care exchanges.

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Oct 23, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Limits on Wellness Programs

With the recent opening of the new state-based health insurance markets, the most important components of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are beginning to come on line. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This questions looks at how the ACA regulates wellness incentives and penalties.

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Oct 22, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Excise Tax and Plan Value

With the recent opening of the new state-based health insurance markets, the most important components of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are beginning to come on line. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This question is about how the excise tax on high cost health plans will be calculated beginning in 2018.

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Oct 21, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Benefit Limits

With the recent opening of the new state-based health insurance markets, the most important components of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are beginning to come on line. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This question is about whether the ACA includes regulations on benefit limits within health plans.

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Oct 10, 2013

Big Victory at Peabody Coal

The United Mine Workers of America won a big victory at Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal. Hundreds of CWA members and CWA locals participated for many months in actions to put pressure on Peabody to keep its promises to retirees and their families. UMWA President Cecil Roberts called CWA President Larry Cohen to thank CWA for all their work.

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Oct 10, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: “Work-Share” Programs

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. Today's questions is about the treatment of employees in "work-share" programs under the law.

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Oct 9, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Multi-employer Plans

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. Today's question is about multi-employer plans.

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Oct 8, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Cost Control Provisions

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. Today we'll look at the provision of health reform aimed at slowing down health care costs.

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Oct 7, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Employer Opt-Out Incentives

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. Today's question is about employer's ability to off opt-out incentives under the new law.

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Oct 3, 2013

Two-Faced Politicians

Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus recently criticized Americans for their dependency on the government for money and healthcare. But when he retires, he’ll have a very generous pension and incredible health care benefits.

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Oct 3, 2013

Deadline TODAY for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund

Under the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, any workers who had a 9/11 health problem as of October 3, 2011 must register with the VCF by *October 3, 2013.*

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Oct 3, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Community Rating

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This question is about the law's rules about community rating.

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Oct 2, 2013

CWA HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE: Coverage for Children with Pre-Existing Conditions

The most important provisions of President Obama's health care reform bill (the Affordable Care Act) are set to go into effect January 1, 2014. CWA bargainers from around the country have been sending us excellent questions about health reform and other health care matters. We will be posting our answers to these questions here on the CWA Health Care web page as they come up. This is a short question about coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.

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