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FEB. 28, 2006
Earning as little as 6 dollars and forty cents an hour, janitors working for contractor UNICCO at the University of Miami go on strike over wages and benefits, working conditions, and union recognition. Students and faculty at the university joined in demonstrations, sit-ins, and hunger strikes, and by the fall, the janitors ratified a contract that increased wages and included health care benefits and paid vacation time.
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Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
Posted On: Jan 27, 2020
Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance. Among the biggest concerns is the potential elimination of private insurance…Unions typically negotiate better health care for their members than what non-unionized workers receive. They will sometimes forgo pay increases in exchange for better benefits, including strong health care coverage, low-cost medical plans, and pensions… NBC News
 
 
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