Resolution in Support of Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Act of 2009

Single Payer Universal Healthcare

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Workers, their families and their unions are waging an increasingly difficult struggle to win or to keep good health care coverage.  Almost every union at every contract deadline must battle and sacrifice merely to sustain health care benefits. The rising costs of health insurance are blocking workers’ progress in wages and other areas. All of our unions face a healthcare crisis. But the crisis extends far beyond union members. More than 46 million people in the U. S. are currently…

Healthcare Reform

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WHEREAS, Health care in the United States is In the throes of a crisis of cost, accessibility and quality; and WHEREAS, Health insurance premiums skyrocketed over 10% in 2008 and more than 80% of all employers increased employee co-payments and premium contributions; and WHEREAS, These increases have helped sustain a climate of concessionary bargaining, pushing down wages, causing bitter strikes and lockouts and shifting more and more of the costs onto the backs of workers; and WHEREAS, Tens of thousands…

Resolution in Support of Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Act of 2009

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WHEREAS, America is experiencing a severe nursing crisis that will intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows; and WHEREAS, There are not enough nurses to do what needs to be done on any given shift and the nurses who are on duty are exhausted and stressed; and WHEREAS, The environment in which nurses work is a breeding ground for medical errors which will continue to threaten patient safety until substantially reformed; and WHEREAS, A 2007…