Labor Voices – Opinion: Opioid crisis a UAW negotiation priority

Do you have a prescription for painkillers? If you don’t, you know someone who does. One in three Americans has a prescription for opioids, and prescriptions have almost quadrupled in the past decade. When you mention collective bargaining, I’m sure that opioid prescriptions and addiction are not what spring to mind. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

It’s time for answers on high drug prices

Pharmaceutical companies claim that the high price of prescription drugs is due in part to the need to fund innovative research for new drugs, but a new study found that the numbers simply don’t add up. Researchers compared the cost of the 20 most prescribed drugs and found that they cost an average of 59%

UAW National CAP: Make two calls today to help save health care!

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it.  This mean-spirited bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would radically change our health care system, leading to unaffordable care for millions of

Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Non-Partisan CBO Study on 22 Million Americans Losing Health Coverage

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what has been rumored and feared about the Senate Republican health care bill written behind closed doors in Congress. The Republican’s bill is heartless and deadly. According to the Congress’ own nonpartisan CBO experts, the mean-spirited bill would force 22 million Americans to lose health care coverage completely

Celebrate UAW Nurses on National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day, the perfect time to celebrate our UAW nurses throughout the country and raise awareness about the importance of nursing.  This week, Local 2213 in UAW Region 2B sponsored a conference and rally in Washington, D.C. called “Nurses Take DC” which brought together 400 union and non-union nurses to discuss

What the GOP health care bill really says about pre-existing conditions

President Trump says the revised House GOP health care bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions, but a multitude of experts and advocates beg to differ. The latest change to the bill, called the MacArthur amendment after its author, Republican House member Tom MacArthur, would allow states to opt out of several key Obamacare insurance

Tell Congress Not to Take Health Care Coverage from Working Families

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who

Call Now! Stop GOP’s New Health Care Bill

In March, House Republicans tried to pass the “American Health Care Act”, also known as the AHCA. Thanks to your activism, Speaker Ryan pulled the bill and it was not voted on. The AHCA would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. It would have given millionaires, billionaires, and insurance

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