BOSTON -- A House-controlled committee on Tuesday advanced a 127-page health care bill that includes $450 million in assessments on hospitals and insurers, a fee on urgent care clinics, creates consumer protections against out-of-network billing, adds new reporting requirements for MassHealth and urges an acceleration of digital health initiatives.
As a few dozen Anthony L. Jordan Health Center employees marched back and forth in front of their workplace last week, they made a few things clear: they love their jobs, they want to get back to caring for their patients, and they want to be treated fairly by management.
Sixty-five workers at Anthony L. Jordan Health Center were back on the job delivering patient care and services this morning, after holding a 3-day job action. The workers, members of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, have been trying to settle a contract that improves wages and maintains current benefits for 7 months, to no avail. On Tuesday, June 5, they walked off the job to protest the refusal of Jordan’s Board of Directors to accept a Federal Mediator’s settlement proposal.
We are dedicated healthcare workers who are passionate about providing quality care for the people in our Rochester community. Many of us have worked at Anthony L. Jordan for decades, and we love the work we do. That’s why when the Federal Mediator proposed a one-‐year wage freeze for us we accepted it, despite the negative impact that it would have on our own families - we felt that this compromise represented an opportunity to protect our patients from the distraction and inconvenience that a labor dispute can cause.
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Hundreds of healthcare advocates, including more than 136 members of 1199, came together at the Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, June 5 to tell lawmakers that health care is a right—not a privilege! 1199 members spoke with legislators and urged passage of the New York Health Act, the bill that would provide universal health care to ALL New Yorkers (like Medicare-for-all for New York State.)
Update: Mayor Lovely Warren and other Democratic leaders joined Wednesday in calling on Jordan Health to accept a federal mediator's proposal and end the current strike by health care workers, saying: "For this dispute to carry on any further only serves to harm both the patients and the staff.”
Today, Tuesday, June 5, 65 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, at Anthony L. Jordan Health Center are conducting a three-day work stoppage to protest the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Nearly 70 local healthcare workers at Jordan Health in Rochester are back on strike.
Anthony Jordan Health Center officials doubled down Monday on a proposal offered to unionized workers last week, even as workers are poised for a three-day strike starting Tuesday.