Labor Breakfast: A Healthcare Agenda for Working People

Posted by on March 10, 2015

Title: Labor Breakfast: A Healthcare Agenda for Working People
Location: SEIU 1021 ~ 350 Rhode Island, SF
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Description: For unions, healthcare continues to be the number one issue at the bargaining table. The ACA and healthcare reform poses additional challenges for unions fighting to protect current health benefits for members and resisting employer efforts to pass on premium increases. For Community: The ACA has meant access to insurance, but not always access to affordable care.

This briefing will keep unions and community allies updated on both national and statewide legislative actions and the campaigns to ensure all of our members and their families have access to quality, comprehensive care through an Improved Medicare for All/Single Payer system envisioned by the AFL-CIO.

Topics to be covered:
• How a Single Payer/Improved Medicare for All system would affect and help your members/union (including discussion of the impacts of Healthcare Reform/ACA)
• Updates on state, national and labor led campaigns
• Updates on statewide legislation and events to build towards Medicare for All.

Speakers:
Mark Dudzic – Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Building Labor Unity Around Single Payer

Michael Lighty – California Nurses Association
2015 Healthcare Legislation:
Better Access. Better Outcomes.
California’s Quest for Single Payer

Ian Lewis – UNITEHERE! Local 2
SB 546—Holding Health Insurance Rates in Check

Date: Friday, March 13th
When: 8am‐10am
Where: SEIU 1021 (Library) 350 Rhode Island St., San Francisco

RSVP/More Info: Pilar Schiavo, pschiavo@calnurses.org or Joe Schuman, jschuman@calnurses.org or 510‐433‐2754

Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2015-03-13

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