Rhode Island Jobs with Justice

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Rhode Island Jobs with Justice is affiliated with Jobs with Justice.

Leadership

Mike Araujo Executive Director.[1]

Rally To Save Our health Care

January 2017, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline will join with Rhode Island workers, seniors, families, and health experts for a rally to prevent the dismantling of America’s health care system and the rush to gut the Affordable Care Act.

The members of the state’s Congressional delegation will join with citizens from across the state in speaking out against Republican budget proposals that would deprive millions of Americans of affordable health insurance and severely undermine Medicare and Medicaid.

The event will take place on Sunday, January 15 at the Johnston Senior Center. The speaking program will begin at 1 p.m.

The event was hosted by Rhode Island Jobs with Justice.[2]

“Worker and Community Speak Out for Good Jobs.."

Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are among those expected to attend a “Worker and Community Speak Out for Good Jobs and Quality Care at Lifespan” rally to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Benefit St on Saturday, January 17 2015.

The 4pm rally is also set to feature State Representative Aaron Regunberg, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, and Rhode Island Hospital workers and community leaders.

According to a press release from Jobs with Justice, “Lifespan is investing tens of millions of dollars into Epic, a new system of electronic patient records. But tensions are rising over workers' rights and patient care issues just as Lifespan is moving to train employees and go live with Epic at Rhode Island Hospital.”

“The community stands with RI Hospital employees in their campaign for Good Jobs & Quality Patient Care at Lifespan and RI Hospital,” said Jesse Strecker, Executive Director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. “As a non-profit institution, Lifespan has a responsibility to ensure that its decisions put people first. Unfortunately, management at RI Hospital has decided that paying their top ten executives more than $16 million is a higher priority than making sure that the hospital has adequate staffing, and that employees have job security, fair wages, and a safe retirement.”[3]

References

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  2. To Save Our health Care Public · Hosted by Rhode-Island Jobs with Justice
  3. [http://www.golocalprov.com/news/new-ri-jobs-with-justice-calling-for-good-jobs-quality-care-at-lifespan GoLocalProvNewsNEW: RI Jobs With Justice Calling for “Good Jobs & Quality Care” at Lifespan Twitter Favicon Facebook Favicon Digg Favicon Reddit Favicon StumbleUpon Favicon del.icio.us Favicon Email to a friend Permalink Friday, January 16, 2015]