MNA Daily NewsScan, October 17, 2012 – SPCO Musicians Rally; Michigan Workers See Wages Decline

17 Oct

The 107th Annual MNA Convention is underway this week in Duluth! Make sure you follow MNA on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, photos and more!

LABOR NEWS

report by the Economic Policy Institute shows that the decline in wages in Michigan is tied to the decline in collective bargaining.

At a noon rally in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday, musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra sought to gain attention for their side of a dispute with management over pay, artistic control and other contractual details.

HEALTHCARE

When senators met nearly a decade ago to consider the dangers of pharmacies that mix or alter drugs with little federal oversight, health officials briefed them on some alarming findings about the safety and efficacy of drugs made by these “compounding pharmacies.” Now, as the deaths and illnesses mount from fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated steroid injection, the question of why early concerns about pharmacy compounding did not change U.S. law is a top focus for patients, regulators and lawmakers.

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