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10 April 2006

Working Families and Community Allies in Pittsburgh Launch 'Fair Share Health Care' Bill at AFL-CIO Convention: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

by aflciopolitical
PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care costs and the number of uninsured working people continue to soar, large, profitable companies like Wal-Mart exacerbate the health care crisis in Pennsylvania by shirking their health care responsibilitie

06 April 2006

04.04.06 PA: Reps Manderino and Taylor introduce "fair share" health care bill

by aflciopolitical
Taylor and Manderino Announce PA Health Care Accessibility and Insurance Responsibility (PHAIR) Act Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) and Rep. Kathy Manderino (D-Philadelphia) announced legislation to ensure that working Pennsylvanians employed by larg

04.03.06 PA: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Expected To Introduce 'Wal-Mart' Bill Next Week

by aflciopolitical
Pennsylvania state Reps. Kathy Manderino (D) and John Taylor (R) next week are expected to introduce a "fair-share health care bill," modeled after Maryland's law, that would require large employers to spend a certain amount of payroll on health benefits,

04.04.06 FL: Bills Try Different Approaches To Providing Insurance

by aflciopolitical
TALLAHASSEE - Fair Share Health Care bills landed in 30 states this year, including Florida, where it hit with a thud. The union-backed health care bill would force large corporations to spend a set percentage of their payrolls on employee health care. Al

05 April 2006

04.04.06 MA: Mass. to Impose Individual Mandate, Employer Fee to Expand Health Coverage

by aflciopolitical
The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed a landmark plan designed to expand health insurance to most of the state's estimated 500,000 uninsured citizens. The measure requires that all residents and most employers participate in the health insuran

03 April 2006

04.01.06 MD/NY: Super Stores Challenge Fair Share in Court

by aflciopolitical
Large retailers have come out swinging against the state legislation requiring employers to spend a minimum on health care insurance for workers or pay penalties to the state, saying they will take their challenge to the Supreme Court if necessary. The Re

29 March 2006

03.28.06 MN: Senate division gives OK To 'Wal-Mart bill'

by aflciopolitical
A bill that would require large Minnesota employers to supply health insurance for workers or pay the state a share of the cost got closer to a Senate floor vote on Tuesday. The Senate Health and Human Services Division approved the bill 5 to 2. It has be

03.27.06 PA: Pa. proposal targets Wal-Mart

by aflciopolitical
Unions and big business are expected to battle over whether the state can tell large employers how much money they should spend on health care insurance for their workers. A so-called "fair-share health care bill" is expected to be introduced in the state

23 March 2006

03.23.06 ME: 'Wal-Mart bill' tamed in Augusta

by aflciopolitical
AUGUSTA — The so-called "Wal-Mart bill," which proponents hoped would lead to a tax on big-box retailers that don't offer health insurance to their employees, has been considerably tamed. The amended bill now takes the form of a request for data from th

03.23.06 MD: ‘Son of Wal-Mart’ bill dies in House committee

by aflciopolitical
ANNAPOLIS — A House of Delegates committee has killed a proposal that would have required more companies to fall under a controversial health benefits law. As passed, the Fair Share Health Care Act affects only Wal-Mart, requiring the world’s largest

22 March 2006

03.22.06 ME: Wal-Mart bill morphs into information gathering proposal

by aflciopolitical
(March 22, 2006): The so-called Wal-Mart bill, which proponents hoped would lead to a tax on big-box retailers that don’t offer health insurance to their employees, has been considerably tamed to a request for data from the Department of Labor on what p

03.21.06 FL: Labor unions rally for health insurance

by aflciopolitical
Demonstrators from labor unions heckled the powerful president of Florida's biggest business organization Monday at a Capitol rally, which was held to support a plan to make employers provide health-care insurance or contribute to a state fund for coverin

20 March 2006

03.19.06 MN: Senate panel approves ‘Wal-Mart’ health care bill

by aflciopolitical
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A bill that would require the state’s largest employers to pay health care insurance costs for their workers — commonly known as "the Wal-Mart bill" — passed a Senate committee on Monday, amid concerns from groups, such as the

13 March 2006

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08 March 2006

The Business Journal: Labor leader pushes for Wal-Mart bill - 2006-03-06

by aflciopolitical
The Oregon AFL-CIO and the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 355 have introduced an initiative that would require private employers with more than 4,500 workers to spend 9 percent of payroll on health benefits for workers. Similar proposals have been

'Wal-Mart bill' would remove healthcare subsidies

by aflciopolitical
REGIONAL (March 8, 2006): A bill that would look at whether taxpayers are subsidizing large employers in the state by paying for their employees to be on Medicaid – dubbed the Wal-Mart bill – is expected to get a favorable committee review this week d

GOP in Albany Prepares To Target Wal-Mart, Other Retailers in N.Y. - March 8, 2006 - The New York Sun - NY News

by aflciopolitical
March 8, 2006 ALBANY - Senate Republicans are considering legislation that would force hundreds of businesses, particularly retailers like Wal-Mart, to pay for health insurance for their employees.

06 March 2006

NY legislators ride anti-Wal-Mart wave on employee health coverage - 2006-03-06

by aflciopolitical
New York is among some 30 states nationwide where labor union-backed legislation has surfaced to require large employers like Wal-Mart to pay for at least minimal health care coverage for employees...

03 March 2006

NJ: Arguments continue over health care bill

by aflciopolitical
Friday, March 03, 2006 BY DUNSTAN McNICHOL Star-Ledger Staff State labor unions and business advocates resumed their clash yesterday over a measure that would force large employers such as Wal- Mart to help cover the cost of public health insurance for th

02 March 2006

AP Wire | 03/02/2006 | Report: 1 of every 6 Wal-Mart employees in Pa. is on Medicaid

by aflciopolitical
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Almost one in six Wal-Mart employees in Pennsylvania was enrolled in the state's health care program for the poor and disabled last year, a newspaper reported Thursday.

$14 million paid by Minnesota for Wal-Mart workers, group says

by aflciopolitical
A labor-funded group estimates Minnesota's tab for medical assistance received last year by Wal-Mart workers and calls for the state to disclose those costs. Pat Doyle, Star Tribune Last update: March 01, 2006 – 7:40 AM

Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/02/2006 | Many Wal-Mart workers use Medicaid

by aflciopolitical
About one in six of Wal-Mart's 48,000 employees are enrolled in the Medicaid insurance program, at a total cost to the state of more than $15 million a year, according to state data...

Union: Wal-Mart taxed Mich. $23M in 2005

by aflciopolitical
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., March 1 (UPI) -- More bad news for Wal-Mart: A Michigan union claims the retailer cost state taxpayers over $23 million in 2005. Michigan's United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 876 said it is spearheading a nationwide

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