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Sept. 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with an anti-Wall Street march and demonstration that ended up as a 2-month encampment in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. The event led to protests and movements around the world, with their focus on economic inequality, corruption, greed and the influence on government of monied interests. Their slogan: “We are the 99%.”

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Today's Teamster News For September 17, 2014
Teamsters, PSI Sound Alarm For Public Workers About Trade Deals
Arbitration TLA Scheduled November 18-20
American Airlines, US Airways Passenger Service Agents Vote To Join Teamsters-CWA Association
Teamsters, Global Public Sector Trade Unions Warn Of Consequences Of Trade Policies
Teamster Bus Drivers To School Board: “We Cannot Promise Labor Peace”
Mobile Mini Workers in Kansas City Vote Unanimously to Join Teamsters Local 541
Report: TISA Endangers Public Service Jobs
Today's Teamster News For September 16, 2014
Hoffa: Trade Deals Set Their Sights On Public Workers
 
     
Health Insurers Threaten to Increase Premiums, Even as Profits Soar
Posted On: Mar 26, 2013

Mar. 25, 2013 | HEALTH CARE | Some of the nations largest health insurance companies are warning investors that they'll raise insurance premiums by as much as 116% next year, as the coverage expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act go into effect and millions of uninsured Americans begin purchasing coverage. The threats of premium increases come as the industry is experiencing record profits are are part of the well-coordinated publicity campaign to alarm Americans about the cost of coverage, while downplaying mechanisms in the law that will cushion them from rate shock…Insurers have long complained that the law's more rigorous standards would raise prices, although since the [ACA] was signed into law, national health expenditures have decreased…Continue reading at Think Progress


 
 
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