AFT members from Connecticut and New Jersey met last week with OSHA to talk about the need for a workplace violence standard following the release of a GAO report showing higher rates of workplace violence against healthcare professionals. #IWMD16More
Here are the additonal proposals brought forward on February 22 by Unit 47. No additional proposals were put forth by the hospital at this time.
Attached you will find copies of both Unit 47's initial proposals as well as Danbury Hospital's proposals. Please remember these can change at any time and these are just the beginning for both sides.
January 11, 2017
Much of the recent attention on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused on the fate of the 22.5 million people likely to lose insurance through a repeal of Medicaid expansion and the loss of protections and subsidies in the individual insurance market. Overlooked in the declarations of who stands to lose under plans to “repeal and replace” the ACA are those enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans — the primary source of coverage for people under 65.
On Jan. 15, thousands of people, including great representation from AFT members, rallied in cities across the country to stand up against plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to privatize Medicare and Medicaid.
Attached you will find a digital copy of the newsletter. Take time to read it over in order to see all the important union updates, including negotiations. As a reminder, this issue is the last issue that you will also be receiving a paper issue, from this point forward it will be digital only. Happy Reading!
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.