Why the “Repeal & Replace” Plan Means More Uninsured, Higher Costs….And Other HPAE News


March 9, 2017


Why the “Repeal and Replace” Plan Means More Uninsured, Higher Costs

Congressional Republicans have unveiled legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their American Healthcare Act (AHCA) has many components, but it’s already clear that this legislation, if passed and signed by President Trump, will cause millions of people to lose their insurance and raise healthcare costs for working people and seniors.

Learn more about the impact of the AHCA.



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We’ve been putting out a weekly email newsletter to provide HPAE members with an update on the activities  of our local unions and the “state” HPAE, as well as key issues facing our members, such as healthcare reform and workers’ rights.

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HPAE Education Days Focus on Safe Staffing, Respiratory Protection

HPAE Education Days were held on Tuesday and Thursday. This CE program focused on two health and safety topics: Safe Staffing – Safe Work and Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers. A total of 6.0 contact hours was awarded to members who attended both workshops during the day.

Read more here.



Local 5138 Nurses Leaflet at Hospital to Kick Off Contract Campaign

Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center leafleted their co-workers outside the hospital today to kick off their contract campaign and to highlight the gains that the local has made through contract negotiations.

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Women Leaders and Activists from Unions Meet in 14th Annual WILD Conference

Women leaders and activists in the labor movement are leading the way forward. This much was made clear when more than 250 union sisters participated in the rousing 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference held at the East Brunswick Hilton from March 3-4, 2017 and sponsored by the New Jersey AFL-CIO.

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This Week in Labor History: 1972 Wildcat Strike at the Lordstown, OH Auto Plant

Predominantly young workers at a Lordstown, Ohio, GM assembly plant stage a wildcat strike, largely in objection to the grueling work pace: at 101.6 cars per hour, their assembly line was believed to be the fastest in the world – March 6, 1972

Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from March 6 to March 12, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).

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