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Minimum wage battle inches closer to long-term care

Minimum wage battle inches closer to long-term care

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I remember with a sad chuckle the way my German friend Volker felt that American news coverage during one of his visits was too narrowly focused. Where, for example, were the stories about the Iraq-Iran war? he wondered.

State News

State News

Connecticut — The National Labor Relations Board has sued HealthBridge Management for contempt of court, marking the latest development in a long-running dispute.

Healthcare providers, workers' unions divided on recently passed bill to swap pay with time off

Healthcare providers, workers' unions divided on recently passed bill to swap pay with time off

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The House of Representatives has passed the "Working Families Flexibility Act." The bill, H.R. 1406, would allow employers to offer paid time off in place of overtime pay, and has put healthcare providers at odds with workers' unions.

The Smell Test

The Smell Test

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Over in South Korea, precocious robots have been sniffing the air at a few nursing home test sites and neutralizing unwelcome odors. Or at least they were, but now have probably been reassigned to nose around for radioactive effluvium from a nuclear test by a despotic neighbor. Talk about your ultimate call-in.

Nursing home managers lock out 100 union members, threaten 700 more

A nursing home management group that locked out 100 workers from a facility Tuesday says unionized employees are picketing illegally. As a result, it is threatening to lock out 700 more.

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

Lower levels of nursing staff in large for-profit nursing home chains have resulted in substantially lower quality of care when compared to government-owned or non-profit nursing homes, a new study says.

Union avoidance - press the 'Easy' button

Union avoidance - press the 'Easy' button

Unions now represent less than 7% of the private industry workforce in the United States. It is imperative that unions take immediate action to rebuild their membership. That is exactly what unions are doing.

New leader plans massive expansion for union representing the most nursing home employees

The new president of the Service Employees International Union said she plans to increase the SEIU's involvement with politics, and has left the door open for other possible changes, according to news reports. Mary Kay Henry was elected the new SEIU president on Saturday, succeeding lightning rod Andy Stern who last month made a surprise retirement announcement.