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Nov. 24, 1875: Led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers’ Int’l Union Local 144 is chartered in New York City.

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Today's Teamster News For November 24, 2014
Teamsters: Port Truck Drivers At Pacer Cartage, Harbor Rail Transport Return To Work
Teamsters Joint Council 16 Statement On Immigration Action
Teamsters Win Midwest Seniority Case For Flight Attendants
North Las Vegas Mayor, City Workers Come Together In Support Of Teamsters Local 14
Today's Teamster News For November 21, 2014
Time For Tech To Pay Fair Wages
Freight Rail Carriers To Begin Bargaining With Teamsters/BMWED
Teamsters Safety and Health Director Appointed To Labor Advisory Committee
Brockton Public Schools Workers Choose Teamsters Local 653 Representation
 
     
New Public Option Bill Lowers Health Costs, Deficit
Posted On: Jan 23, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 | Health care experts have long said that a public health insurance option not only would provide lower-cost health insurance for those who choose it but would also force private insurers to lower their premiums. A public option was a key element of the 2009 House-passed version of health care reform, but it did not make it to the final bill. Now, as lawmakers focus on deficit reduction, with many Republicans calling for cuts in health care benefits and shifting even more costs to working families, the creation of a public option as a deficit-reducing tool–along with its other benefits–is back on the table. Full story at unions.org.


 
 
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