Healthcare for All in NYS: how workers can win
Start: 2023-01-26 19:30:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2023-01-26 21:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Last legislative session, the New York Health Act was reintroduced with a majority of cosponsors in the New York State Senate and Assembly! This means that we're closer than ever to winning single-payer healthcare for all New Yorkers--but our work isn't done yet!
Last session, the Healthcare Working Group successfully worked with union members to organize healthcare caucuses and committees within their locals to push their unions to endorse NYHA. In the coming legislative session we want to continue that work, getting New York's unions on board with the New York Health Act will be crucial to passing it. Current union leadership will not support NYHA unless they feel pressure from rank-and-file membership. Now we want to expand that project and help union members organize with their co-workers in support of NYHA and shut down the myths and misinformation surrounding the bill.
The politicians who show support to our picnics and picket line are also abandoning us by not fighting for the New York health act, which would free up healthcare in our contracts for higher wages and more sick time. But they respect us enough to show up when it counts - can we stand together for NYHA and provide the workers of the whole state the power of a union?
Please join the healthcare working group on January 26th at 7:30 PM to learn more about the New York Health Act, union healthcare, and how you can help pass it.
Open to all workers!