N.C. has not yet accepted Medicaid Expansion. As a result, the state has lost 6 billion in revenue and stands to lose an additional $21 billion by 2020. This decision has also left hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians without early and consistent access to quality health care. It is well accepted that the earlier medical treatment is provided the more cost effective it is with better outcomes for the patient and provider.
Most seriously impacted are workers at the bottom of the pay scale and those with minimal income. Unfortunately, these folks access emergency rooms far more frequently than those who have access to early diagnosis and better preventative care. Rural medical facilities are straining under the weight of providing emergency room care to the uninsured with no way to recoup the expenditures.
Workers who earn wages that set them at or below the poverty level see quality of life issues for them and their families. In turn they spend a greater percentage of their income on health care or skip it altogether. These workers, many of whom work in the Home Health Care industry or in Fast Food industries, simply will never be able to retire as they are unable to maintain healthy outcomes and are also unable to save.
Recent negative changes in Unemployment Insurance has disrupted the ability of North Carolinians to search for work if laid off or terminated. Employee provided health Care is stripped from these workers and they cannot access Medicaid either
Accept Medicaid Expansion
Increase the Medicaid rate for home health care
Return unemployment insurance to previous levels
NC State AFL-CIO: Labor 2016
Recommended candidates for March 15th Primary
U.S. Senate: Deborah Ross
Governor: Roy Cooper
Lt. Governor: Linda Coleman
Labor Commissioner: Charles Meeker
Attorney General: Josh Stein
State Treasurer: Dan Blue III
Superintendent: June Atkinson
Eastern NC CLC (Havelock, New Bern area)
NC 9: Brian Farkas
Eastern Piedmont CLC (Roanoke Rapids area)
HD 24: Jean Farmer-Butterfield
HD 27: Michael H. Wray
HD 32: Terry Garrison
SD: 4: Angela R. Bryant
Greater Sandhills CLC (Fayetteville area)
HD 22: Ben Snyder
Southeastern NC CLC (Wilmington area)
New Hanover Co.
Schools: Sandra Leigh
Schools: Chris Meek
Schools: James Jamison, Jr.
Southern Piedmont CLC (Charlotte area)
CD 12: Alma Adams
HD 82: Earle Schecter
HD 100: John Autry
HD 101: Beverly Miller Earle
HD 103: Rochelle Rivas
HD 107: Kelly Alexander
SD 36: Robert Brown
SD 38: Joel Ford
SD 40: Nasif Majeed
Commission At-Large: Ella Scarborough
Commission At-Large: Patricia (Pat) Cotham
Commission At-Large: Trevor M. Fuller
Commission Dist. 2: Lula Dualeh
Court Dist. 26 (Brown-Williams seat): Faith Fickling
Court Dist. 26 (Mann seat): Christy T. Mann
Education: Keisha Villatoro
Triangle Labor Council (Raleigh, Durham area)
HD 33: Rosa Gill
HD 36: Jennifer Ferrell
SD 16: Jay Chaudhuri
Commission At-Large: Lindy M. Brown
Triad CLC (Greensboro, Winston-Salem area)
CD 12: Alma Adams
HD 58: Ralph C. Johnson
Register of Deeds: Amy Lee Simpson
Commission Dist. 4: Kirk Perkins
Commission Dist. 6: Rick Forrester
Education Dist. 1: Dianne Bellamy-Small
Education Dist. 2: Anita Sharpe
Education Dist. 6: Khem Denise Irby
Education Dist. 8: Deena Hayes
Education At-Large: Alan Duncan
Court (Sherrill Seat): Lora Christine Cubbage
Western NC CLC (Asheville area)
HD 118: Reese Steen
Commission Dist. 1: Gordon Smith
Commission Dist. 2: Larry Dodson
You are invited to come out and meet Charlotte’s new Mayor, The Honorable Jennifer Roberts! Please come out & meet the Mayor & enjoy our Southern Piedmont Retiree Club Quarterly Meeting………
LOCATION: 1900 CROSS BEAM DRIVE AT IBEW 379 HALL. CHARLOTTE, NC 28217 TIME IS 11:00 AM TO 12:30 PM
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
PRESIDENT SHIRLEY JACKSON OF THE
SOUTHERN PIEDMONT RETIRE CLUB &
AFSCME VICE PRESIDENT WESTERN REGION CHAPTER 165.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
TO: Southern Piedmont Retiree Club Members & Guests
FROM: Bill Dworkin, President of the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans & Shirley Jackson, President of the Southern Piedmont Retiree Club
SUBJECT: Invitation to meeting of the Southern Piedmont Retiree Club
DATE: February 18, 2016
The Southern Piedmont Retiree Club would like to invite you to attend their February 18th meeting. The meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2016 starting at 11am. The meeting will be held at the IBEW Local 379, 1900 Cross Beam Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217.
A long-term goal of the Southern Piedmont Retiree Club is to become the voice for all retirees by engaging in important battles to protect and preserve programs vital to the health and economic security of older Americans. There is no cost to attend the meeting and refreshments will be available. Please come to the meeting with ideas of how to grow the Club in 2016, speakers of interest to you and any trips that you would be interested in. Please R.S.V.P. to Heather McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), 919-522-8996, as soon as possible.
Also, please feel free to bring any one else that is interested in protecting the economic security of themselves and their future generations. Guests can be union or non-union.
Bill Dworkin, President
North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans
Shirley Jackson, President
Southern Piedmont Retiree Club
TO: Triangle at Large Retiree Club members & guests
FROM: Mike Gravinese, President, Triangle at Large Retiree Club
SUBJECT: Invitation to meeting of the Triangle at Large Retiree Club
DATE: November 23, 2015
We would like to invite you to attend the December meeting of the Triangle at Large Retiree Club. The meeting is scheduled for December 2nd starting at 10am. The meeting will be held at 1408 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
A long-term goal of the Triangle at Large Retiree Club is to become the voice for all retirees by engaging in important political battles to protect and preserve programs vital to the health and economic security of older Americans. There is no cost to attend the meeting and refreshments will be available. Please R.S.V.P. to Heather McLaughlin (email@example.com), 919-522-8996, as soon as possible.
Also, please feel free to bring any one else that is interested in protecting the economic security of themselves and their future generations.
Mike Gravinese, President
Triangle at Large Retiree Club