Connecticut Public Workers Facing $1.5B In Concessions, Threat Of Layoffs - 05-17-17
By Doug Cunningham A coalition of labor unions representing Connecticut public workers are facing $1.5 billion dollars in concession demands underscored by the real and imminent threat of potentially thousands of layoffs. One union in the coalition is the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 4. AFSCME Council 4 spokesperson Larry Dorman.
Obamacare Repeal Would Hurt Effort To Treat Opioid Addiction - 05-17-17
By Doug Cunningham U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined five other Democratic U.S. Senators Tuesday to warn that repealing the Affordable Care Act would hurt the effort to fight America's opioid addiction epidemic. It would effectively cut available treatment for opioid addiction.
Union Says Senate Bill Opens VA Workers To Political Witch-Hunts - 05-17-17
By Doug Cunningham The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) says if the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094) is passed in the U.S. Senate it will open VA workers to political with-hunts. The union says it weakens "systematic protections for employees who speak up against unsafe practices and political coercion.