Working people demand answers from Big Pharma on skyrocketing Rx drug prices

Big Pharma can raise the price of a vital prescription drug at any time, for any reason without ever telling anyone why. The revenue could be going to buying hover boards for Pharma CEOs but no one would know. Why? Big Pharma spends millions of dollars to send lobbyists to our Capitols to wine and dine our legislators to keep the status quo: Pharma’s unchecked ability to raise prices behind closed doors without having to justify the rate hikes.

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Top 5 Reasons No CA Congressmember Should Vote for the Proposed ACA Repeal & Medicaid Caps & Cuts

On Monday night, the new draft to repeal the Affordable Care Act by Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the GOP Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was released, showing it goes a lot further to undermine the health care for Californians than simply undoing the coverage for many of the five […]

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Working people hold #WheresDenham Candlelight Vigil

Representative Jeff Denham’s constituents are fed up, and with just cause. After weeks of demanding an opportunity to meet with their Congressman face-to-face with zero response from Denham, hundreds of folks from his community decided to hold a peaceful candlelight vigil in his neighborhood in Turlock, CA last week. The cold temperature on a week night didn’t deter the crowd from passionately chanting “Denham: Do Your Job” and “What do we want? Healthcare! When do we want it? NOW!” for over an hour outside Denham’s gated community.

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Working people fighting for their healthcare

Take note, elected officials: working people are organized and ready to mobilize for our healthcare! With a President who took office insistent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) without any feasible replacement option, California’s working people didn’t waste a second to take action. Rain or shine, working people have turned out in record numbers throughout the state to send a clear message to their elected officials: don’t cut our healthcare!

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Calling Out Bullying In Our Workplaces And Our Communities

This post is a guest submission by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. In August—during the height of the presidential election campaign—I was in Chicago at a conference. I was sitting with a diverse group of people from around the United States and a gentleman from Germany. We were discussing everything from the declining wages […]

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Frontline Workers Are Tackling Big Tobacco With Prop 56

As a respiratory therapist I see the devastation tobacco use causes every day. Whether I am treating a child whose smoke-filled environment triggers her asthma, or an adult with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who is still in the iron grip of nicotine addiction, the human toll of tobacco use is staggering.

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