MNA Daily NewsScan, July 26, 2012 – AFL-CIO Steps Up, Study Shows Medicaid’s Benefits

26 Jul

LABOR

Yesterday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined 1,300 workers with the Bakery, Confectionery Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), who have been locked out of five processing facilities and other facilities of American Crystal Sugar, in announcing that the AFL-CIO and BCTGM are escalating their campaign for fairness and justice at the company.

The lockout, which began on August 1, 2011, came in the midst of bargaining over a successor contract between American Crystal Sugar and five locals of BCTGM at various locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. Trumka pledged the ongoing support and coordination of efforts with the BCTGM National in focusing on American Crystal Sugar’s total disregard for their employees. The AFL-CIO and BCTGM pledged to make American Crystal Sugar a poster child for corporate greed and profit above employees.

HEALTH CARE

New Study: Flaws and all, Medicaid can improve adults’ health.

Medicare For All! Uninsured Aurora Victim Could Face $2 million in medical bills.

Mobile medical instruments such as infusion pumps are woefully underused and are costing hospitals millions of dollars a year, according to a study by GE Healthcare.

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