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Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care

Ross Barkan Gothamist
Some public sector unions fear that if single payer was enacted in New York insurance options for their members would be reduced and that the lure of joining unions could be curtailed if members no longer had the advantage of generous health plans.

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California Nurses Union Leader RoseAnn DeMoro Retiring, But Remains ‘On Call’

Joe Garofoli San Francisco Chronicle
Nobody would call RoseAnn DeMoro, who transformed the California Nurses Association into one of the state’s most powerful political forces and a national player, retiring. But on Sunday, she will retire from the organization she has led for 32 years, saying she leaves the union “100 percent” ready to fight its battles.
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