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Vermont Home Health Care Providers Vote for a Voice on the Job, Join AFSCME

After two years of organizing, more than 7,000 independent home care providers in Vermont have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by AFSCME Vermont Homecare United in negotiations with the state of Vermont. The vote, which concluded yesterday, marks a major milestone in the fight for home health care workers and is the largest organizing win in Vermont’s history. Out of the 7,500 eligible home care providers, 71% voted for AFSCME.

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Women's History Month: Domestic Workers Demand Workplace Rights

Photo courtesy of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Flickr photostream.

As Women’s History Month continues, it’s important to highlight the often unsung heroes doing great work that continues to push the union movement forward, like domestic workers and groups advocating on their behalf. For many of us, domestic workers are the backbone of our household, providing general family care, housekeeping and home health care. They are responsible for some of the most vital and intimate work in our nation, and yet the law does not guarantee them the same protections they guarantee our families.

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Missouri Home Health Care Workers Celebrate Organizing Legal Victory

Overcoming a four-year struggle to gain union representation, Missouri home health care workers celebrated a victory this week when the state’s Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a lower court decision upholding a 2010 election in which the workers voted to form a union.

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Affordable Care Act is First Step Toward Health Care for All

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional “is only beginning of the next phase of health care reform,” said the AFL-CIO Executive Council in a statement from its August meeting in Washington, D.C., this week.

The path forward should be clear: First, we must move full speed ahead to implement the ACA; second, we must firmly reject efforts to undo the progress that already has been made with the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare; and third, we must build upon the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare to achieve our goal of quality health care for all.

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