HEALTH INSURANCE WOES FOR LOW-INCOME WORKERS & RETIREES

Nearly three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies plan to raise employee contributions to health insurance and move them to skimpy plans. WalMart alone plans to eliminate health care benefits for 30,000 part-timers. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer recognizes the long-term solution is to guarantee health care for all. Mark Dudzic addresses these issues in "Employers Keep Shifting Costs under Affordable Care Act" posted by Labor Notes on 11-25-14. LEARN MORE

Retired workers experience similar problems in bankrupt cities. In Detroit, the biggest hit to pensioners is their skyrocketing health insurance costs. Curt Guyette covered this topic in "Retirees, Watch Out: Detroit May Become Blueprint for Other Cities" posted by Labor Notes on 12-2-14. LEARN MORE