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Legislative Leaders Put Heat on For-Profit Hospitals

Legislative Leaders Put Heat on For-Profit Hospitals

Sweeney attacks Salem hospital for stonewalling union, Weinberg demands financial transparency

 
By Andrew Kitchenman, May 8, 2013 in Healthcare |
 
Stephen M. Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate
Stephen M. Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate

As more hospitals switch to for-profit status, state lawmakers are demanding more financial openness and more open-mindedness in dealing with labor unions.

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem) joined nurses’ union leaders in Salem yesterday in calling on the for-profit owner of Memorial Hospital of Salem County to negotiate with the union.

“A big concern about what is going on in this state and this nation right now is the for-profit hospitals,” Sweeney said. “No one’s against for-profit (status), people making money and things working. We are against sacrificing healthcare and that care is being driven by the bottom line, rather than what’s best for the patient.” Read more

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

By Adelaide Darling
A boy stands beside a CRS vehicle in the village of Katooke in western Uganda. Photo by CRS staff.

Washington D.C., Feb 21, 2013 / 05:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may threaten the lives of those in poverty, cautioned Catholic Relief Services.

Members of Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of Catholic Relief Services, agreed with conclusions by several U.S. bishops that while “Congress has a responsibility to reduce federal deficits and improve our fiscal health,” it should “do so in ways that give moral priority to programs that help people living in poverty, both at home and abroad.” Read more

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006: A Sign of Hope for the Maritime World

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N° 106 (Suppl.-I), April 2008

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006:

A Sign of Hope for the Maritime World 

 

Comdr. Douglas B. Stevenson

The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey

Archbishop Marchetto, let me begin by thanking you for inviting me to be with you and with so many of my friends here in Gdynia, Poland.  I am very honored to have the opportunity to have a part in this important Congress and to share the Apostleship of the Sea’s vital ministry to seafarers throughout the world.

I have been asked to speak with you about the new International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labor Convention, 2006, or, more specifically, the MLC as a sign of hope for the maritime world.

I will begin my remarks by repeating some of the words spoken by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi to the International Labor Conference Plenary in Geneva on 23 February 2005 following the Convention’s adoption: Read more