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05 April 2006

23 March 2006

03.23.06 MA: Letter: Business should pay their fair share

by aflciopolitical
Health-care plan helps the uncompensated care pool. The new drafted compromise health-care proposal, a collaboration with the Senate and the House in consultation with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, hopefully will bring some equity to the uncompe

22 March 2006

03.21.06 NY: Time to Provide the Benefits

by aflciopolitical
With the expansion of Fair Share for Health Care Act, large employers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot will be required to shell out a portion of New York employees’ health care. Bill Lindsay (D-Holbrook), Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature

20 March 2006

03.20.06 NJ: Businesses must stop burdening taxpayers

by aflciopolitical
Giant retailers should supply low-wage workers with health care so the state doesn't have to do it for them. Some of the state's largest and most profitable employers are shifting the cost of providing employee health care onto the backs of state taxpayer

03.17.06 Political Affairs Magazine - Are You Paying the Wal-Mart Tax?

by aflciopolitical
A new report from the AFL-CIO shows that Wal-Mart’s refusal to pay decent wages and provide affordable health insurance is costing taxpayers millions to provide health care coverage to Wal-Mart workers. As employer-based health care declines, many worki

10 March 2006

03.10.06 Editorial: Healthcare bill properly targets Wal-Mart - Los Angeles Times

by aflciopolitical
Re "Why pick on Wal-Mart?" editorial, March 2 Your editorial echoes the uncourageous murmuring that Fair Share Health Care legislation is bad healthcare policy because it doesn't go far enough. Addressing the plight and hardship of 75,000 Californians —

08 March 2006

03.05.2006 MN: I support fair share (Letters to the Editor)

by aflciopolitical
I support the fair share health-care legislation, which would require large employers to either directly contribute toward health-care coverage for their low-wage employees or contribute to the state to cover the cost of employees on MNCare.

02 March 2006

Critics put Wal-Mart in spotlight over health care

by aflciopolitical
Marcus Kabel Associated Press Mar. 1, 2006 12:00 AM One of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s critics launched a campaign Tuesday with 17 current and former Wal-Mart workers speaking out against health insurance coverage they claim is too expensive...

01 March 2006

UFCW Union, Local 876: Wal-Mart's Growing Health Care Crisis Costs Taxpayers Billions

by aflciopolitical
UFCW Union, Local 876: Wal-Mart's Growing Health Care Crisis Costs Taxpayers Billions

27 February 2006

Political Affairs Magazine - The Wal-Mart Health Care Crisis

by aflciopolitical
February 26, 2006 Why did a recent opinion poll show that a large majority believes that "Wal-Mart is bad for America"?

Wal-Mart Fighting Health Care Laws

by aflciopolitical
February 16, 2006 Wal-Mart, which often finds itself embroiled in controversy, is now facing another battle. The world's largest retailer is fighting efforts by several states to make the Bentonville-based company pay more for employee health care. - Wal-Mart's health keeps us sick

by aflciopolitical
MIAMI--Why can't a compa- ny that had a quarter- trillion dollars in sales and earned $10.3 billion in fiscal 2005 provide affordable health coverage for its lowest-paid workers? - States must follow Maryland's lead on Wal-Mart health benefits

by aflciopolitical
Date published: 2/12/2006 WASHINGTON--Maryland just took a positive step toward expanding workers' rights. And the move could have larger implications around the country. The state's General Assembly passed a law called the Fair Share Health Care

AP Wire | 02/24/2006 | Report: Wal-Mart biggest employer of Medicaid recipients

by aflciopolitical
The world's largest retailer and fast food giant also accounted for the most employed people who get food stamps. Labor leaders and lawmakers around the country have targeted Wal-Mart, saying wages are so low that employees are forced to seek public as

Wal-Mart workers costing taxpayers

by aflciopolitical
Saturday, February 25, 2006 Catherine Candisky and Jeffrey Sheban THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Taxpayers are picking up the tab for health-care costs of more Wal-Mart workers and dependents than for any other Ohio employer, long-awaited state figures show.

23 February 2006

State must make health care weasels pay - 02/17/06 - The Detroit News

by aflciopolitical
I t's no secret that America's health care system is broken, and any national solution to this nationwide problem is hopelessly caught in the great legislative traffic jam we call Washington, D.C. But Michigan residents don't have to wait around for help

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