SEIU Members Take Action to Fight Cuts, Job-Killing Proposals SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania members want to make sure their members of Congress know that we cannot solve the ongoing debt ceiling debate through cut and gut economic policies only. Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid will cost jobs and hurt those who have helped support the programs.Continue reading “SEIU News from Around the Nation”
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Debt Ceiling Update
On Monday, July 25th, the President and Speaker Boehner both addressed the nation about the looming Debt Ceiling deadline and their goals for resolution. They presented two likely options, the Boehner Plan and the Reid Plan. Since then, and thanks in large part to the efforts members have made, Speaker Boehner has had to postpone his vote in the House until tomorrow because he does not have the votes to pass it. Democrats have stuck together and the extreme tea party caucus is refusing to support him.
Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Talks About Collective Bargaining Rights
Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) at a hearing on “Building the Ladder of Opportunity: What’s Working to Make the American Dream a Reality for Middle Class Families.” Among the topics she discussed in her opening remarks, Secretary Solis stressed the importanceContinue reading “Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Talks About Collective Bargaining Rights”
Attorney General Pam Bondi: Whose Side Is She On?
Progress Florida It’s bad enough Gov. Rick Scott is hard at work dismantling key consumer protections, but now he has a partner: our own Attorney General Pam Bondi. She seems to think her first duty is to protect some of Gov. Scott’s biggest corporate pals – the banks – instead of hard working Floridians. Recently,Continue reading “Attorney General Pam Bondi: Whose Side Is She On?”
SEIU Joins Lawsuit Against the State of Florida Over Pension Reforms
SEIU Local 1991 has joined in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association, seeking to stop the 3 percent pay cut on teachers, school employees, nurses, healthcare workers and other employees imposed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The lawsuit asserts that the Legislature enacted legislation that was unconstitutional whenContinue reading “SEIU Joins Lawsuit Against the State of Florida Over Pension Reforms”