Health Care Union Uses Annual Picnic to Spread Awareness | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Health Care Union Uses Annual Picnic to Spread Awareness

Play associated audio

Local members of a major health care union relaxed during their annual picnic but organizers want the rank and file to prepare for health care reform.

Mary Kay Henry is a Vice President of the Service Employees International Union - or SEIU - which represents two million health care workers.

She's not normally in DC but she came to Fort Lincoln Park in Northeast Washington to tell District members how important the national debate in health care reform will be this August.

"We want to make sure that we work with our employers to help educate, retrain, and redeploy workers where the new need will be in the health care system."

Henry says her union is confident that the transition from emergency to preventive care for uninsured patients will start as early as next year, and she wants to make sure the three thousand workers her union represents in Washington will survive the shift.

Mana Rabiee reports...

NPR

Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
NPR

Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.
NPR

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.
NPR

Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.