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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.

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.

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

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...

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

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.

Fredericksburg.com - 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?

Fredericksburg.com - 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

Legislature rejects ‘Wal-Mart law’ - 2/25/06

by aflciopolitical
February 25, 2006 By STEVEN K. PAULSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER - Lawmakers killed a measure Friday that would have forced large corporations such as Wal-Mart to pay a minimum amount of their labor costs for health care, saying it needs more work.

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.

Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/26/2006 | 'Wal-mart' bill in N.J. seeks health benefits

by aflciopolitical
Posted on Sun, Feb. 26, 2006 Programs designed for the indigent are being tapped by workers at big firms. By Kaitlin Gurney Inquirer Trenton Bureau TRENTON - State Sen. Joe Vitale fought for years to expand FamilyCare, New Jersey's health-insuranc

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