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Category: Healthcare

May 30, 2019
Community hearing on public mental health service expansion

City of Chicago employees and residents will join Alderman Sophia King and the newly formed mental health task force at a community hearing on June 13 to discuss ways to improve the city’s public mental health system.

Apr 24, 2018
Sen. Bill Brady trying to strip workers' rights to negotiate health care benefits

Sen. Bill Brady introduced Senate Amendment 1 to SB 2680, which would amend the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act to provide that the design, implementation, and administration of a health insurance plan shall not be the subject of negotiations.

Dec 04, 2017
Republican tax scheme passes U.S. Senate

On Dec. 1, Republicans in the U.S. Senate rushed through a massive rewrite of the federal tax code that is nothing more than a giveaway to corporations and big business, with middle class families left holding the bag.

Sep 27, 2017
GOP abandons quest to repeal the ACA

After repeatedly coming up short of votes, President Trump and Congressional Republicans are finally admitting defeat in their years-long quest to repeal (and not really replace) the Affordable Care Act, leaving millions without health insurance.

Aug 11, 2017
Rockford school employees gain contracts

After a long struggle for fairness that climaxed in a three-day strike, nearly 1,000 AFSCME members at Rockford Public Schools successfully blocked the district’s privatization attempts, improved their wages and protected their health insurance.

Jun 29, 2017
Rauner tries end run on health care

Special Session is not exempt from Gov. Rauner’s schemes, including his demand for massive cuts to the state group health insurance program.

Jan 26, 2017
Despite protest, Rockford Public School Board votes to impose extreme terms on employees

Following in Bruce Rauner’s footsteps, the Rockford Public Schools Board of Education voted to impose its ‘last, best and final’ offer on employees at a board meeting packed with union members pressing to continue negotiations.

Feb 10, 2017
State worker faces loss of baby's oxygen tank

Because Illinois Gov. Rauner won't sign a budget, a company tried to repossess the oxygen tank needed by Kenea Williams's infant son.

Nov 22, 2016
Chicago retirees must enroll in other insurance to ensure continued health coverage in 2017

At the end of this year, the City of Chicago intends to terminate its retiree health care coverage. Find out what to do next.