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Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Workers who thought their employers might be incentivized to provide health care coverage by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are out of luck if a bill that just passed the House (248-179) makes it any further. 

The ACA imposes penalties on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. 

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Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

House Republicans are expected to hold a vote next week on a bill that could cost as many as 1 million workers their employer-based health care. The Affordable Care Act imposes a penalty on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. The Republican bill would kick the threshold up to 40 hours a week.

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Republican House Bill Could Cost 1 Million Workers Their Employer Health Care

The Affordable Care Act imposes a penalty on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. But a Republican House bill (H.R. 2575) would kick the threshold up to 40 hours a week, and a new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that move could cost about 1 million people their employment-based health insurance.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Media Matters have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Obama: ‘Challenge of Our Time’ Is Making Economy Work for Everyone

Obama: ‘Challenge of Our Time’ Is Making Economy Work for Everyone

President Barack Obama today said that “a relentless, decades-long trend”—“a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility…has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain: that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.”

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as well as other resources, have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy:

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4 Highlights from Richard Trumka and Tefere Gebre in Weekend Media

4 Highlights from Richard Trumka and Tefere Gebre in Weekend Media

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre gave interviews this weekend with The Hill and Huffington Post, respectively. Here are four highlights from those interviews.

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Meet WorkingAmericaHealthCare.org

Meet WorkingAmericaHealthCare.org

We’re excited to unveil our new health care website: WorkingAmericaHealthCare.org.

In the thousands of conversations we have every week, health care is consistently one of the most important issues to our members. That’s why we’ve spent a decade as a champion for coverage, and why we fought so hard to pass the Affordable Care Act. And now that the law is taking effect, we want to do everything we can to make sure it works.

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AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

Delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention this afternoon passed a resolution expressing support for the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but also addressing a number of issues about the ACA's implementation, including the way the ACA treats multi-employer health care plans. The resolution reiterates that the labor movement's ultimate health care goal is health care for everyone under a single-payer model.  

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Forever 21 Is Forever Wrong as It Slashes Hours and Health Care Benefits for Full-Time Workers

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A group of workers at the mall fixture Forever 21 clothing stores might be stuck forever in poverty without health insurance and paid time off now that execs at the trendy youth fashion chain have decided to reclassify some of the full-time sales, stock and maintenance workers, along with cashiers and other store employees, as part-time workers, allowed just 29.5 hours of work a week.

The outrage over the cold, corporate move is flooding the Forever 21 Facebook page, with most vowing never to shop at Forever 21—well, forever.

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