by on February 8, 2018
This is a story about anger. This is a story about racism, twerking for change, single mothers, financial struggle, exhaustion, resistance, extortion, stigma, sex work, alienation, seeing the future and the past, knowing all the ways we are being screwed and getting dressed up anyway. Because we have rent, kids, student loans, a grandmother with dementia. This is a story about stripper pride. A selfie at work in a Jacq the Stripper Hat. (She has her own line: Strippersforever.com.) ...
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by on February 5, 2018
The CMS has granted Indiana's Medicaid waiver that imposes work requirements and premiums on its beneficiaries.  The waiver continues the state's Medicaid expansion, known as the Healthy Indiana 2.0 plan. Under the program, beneficiaries pay premium contributions, have health savings accounts, get incentives for healthy behaviors and can be locked out of benefits if they don't pay premiums. CMS Administrator Seema Verma had recused herself from weighing in on any decisions involving th...
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by on February 2, 2018
A rescued miner gestures out a bus window A rescue operation is underway to release 955 workers from a gold mine in South Africa after a power cut left them trapped. A spokesman for the mine's operating company said on Friday morning that power had been restored to a lift to release them. The miners have been trapped underground since Wednesday night. South Africa is a leading gold producer, but safety in the industry is often questioned. The Beatrix mine is in Welkom town, ab...
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by on January 24, 2018
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Groups representing Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries sued the federal government Wednesday to block the state from implementing its Medicaid waiver program that includes a work requirement. The proposed class action complaint alleges the changes, which include premiums, cost-sharing and a controversial work requirement, will lead to substantial reductions in Medicaid coverage. The CMS approved Kentucky's Medicaid waiver application this month. The controversi...
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by on January 16, 2018
Indian Point union workers in Buchanan on Jan. 16, 2018, hold a practice picket and are threatening to walk out by Wednesday night if some sort of agreement on a contract is not reached with Entergy.(Photo: Ricky Flores/The Journal News) Dozens of Indian Point workers picketed outside the gates of the nuclear power plant in Buchanan Tuesday ahead of a strike deadline set for midnight Wednesday.  More than 300 members of the Utility Workers of America Local 1-2 are in negotiations with ...
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by on January 16, 2018
A midnight deadline looms large for 1,100 workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market. Their three-year contract expires at the end of the day Tuesday, and Teamsters Local 202 President Daniel Kane Jr. said both sides remain far apart regarding a wage increase for the workers. He said management offered a 30-cent per hour pay raise, while union leaders want a dollar-per-hour increase. The union members voted unanimously Saturday to reject management's contract offer and authorize a strik...
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