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How Obamacare Will Affect Your Health Care Costs
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How Obamacare Will Affect Your Health Care Costs

Expect premiums to rise as the Affordable Care Act takes effect, but many other... More

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Health Insurance Hand Off

With health insurance benefits costing dealers a fortune, LBM owner Eileen Miskell suggests having employees take responsibility of their health insurance. It would save companies thousands of dollars and will allow employees to purchased the plans that best fit them and their families, writes Miskell. More

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A Benefit on Life Support

Vowell & Sons of Martin, Tenn., is a microcosm of pro dealers everywhere that have been chipping away at their employees' health insurance benefits to try and offset rising healthcare costs and a depressed economy. More

Health Insurance Costs Rising for Workers, Providers
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Health Insurance Costs Rising for Workers, Providers

Health insurance premiums rose 3% for American businesses last year, as employers... More

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Striking IL Teamsters Settle With ProBuild

Teamsters union members who have been on strike at two Chicago area ProBuild facilities since July 28 voted to accept a settlement with the LBM giant and return to work. The vote came four days after ProBuild announced it would consolidate one of the two yards as well as close a nearby component manufacturing facility. More

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ProBuild To Merge 2 IL Yards Hit By Strike, Shut IL Components Plant

ProBuild announced tonight it will consolidate its Wheaton and Yorkville, Ill., operations--the two yards where Teamsters have been on strike since July 28--and will close its Hampshire, Ill, component manufacturing facility effective Sept. 30. More

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ProBuild, Striking Teamsters To Meet Again With Mediator on Sept. 15

A Chicago-area Teamsters Union local and executives from ProBuild will meet with a federal mediator on Sept. 15 for the second time since the Teamsters went on strike a month and a half ago at two ProBuild facilities. More

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Teamsters Strike Against ProBuild Continues; Union Exec Says Talks Regressing

A Teamsters Union strike against two Chicago-area ProBuild facilities has entered its fifth full week with no resolution in sight and increased frustration by the Teamster local's leader that ProBuild is pulling back from past offers more than it's making concessions. More

Striking Teamsters, ProBuild To Resume Talks
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Striking Teamsters, ProBuild To Resume Talks

Officials for ProBuiild and Teamsters Union Local 673 will meet with a federal... More

Teamsters Strike 2 ProBuild Locations in Illinois
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Teamsters Strike 2 ProBuild Locations in Illinois

Several dozen members of a Teamsters Union local--armed with apparent... More

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