Bush's proposed FY 2003 budget does not provide for continuation of the Medicare givebacks
, which were intended to provide relief for nursing home operators following the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the implementation of PPS.
The city also began talking with public employees' unions on possible layoffs, furloughs or givebacks
even as millions of dollars in new wage increases are pending for firefighters and mayoral, council and other staff members.
Although each negotiation is unique, the demands for givebacks
are the same.
Downtown experienced a drop in vacancy rates in all building classes in 2004, despite the addition of a large amount of space through new additions and large space givebacks
Even labor leaders must understand that some givebacks
are necessary to help management stay profitable and in business.
We have negotiated two contracts with 18% raises, and the best benefits, pension and job security in the hospital industry, and during that same time period NUHW has failed to bargain a single contract at Kaiser and is now facing a final offer from Kaiser with major givebacks
A major issue was givebacks
in health care, and the union pounded away at that in shaping its campaign.
Perhaps the twilightiest of zones the war on terror is taking us to are those legislative spaces where large corporations and America's wealthiest get to make their patriotic sacrifice by feathering their nests with tax breaks or dodging industrial controls through regulatory givebacks
However, overlapping provisions, a multiplicity of rates and a labyrinthine structure of floors and ceilings, phase-ins and phase-outs, effective dates and sunsets, exceptions, exclusions and givebacks
will make it difficult to determine exactly how, when and to what extent.
Even so, laboratory groups will be watching closely to make sure that "any givebacks
to physicians don't take away funding for other healthcare providers such as laboratories," he adds.
A Republican Congress may be unlikely to restore any significant Medicare givebacks
Automotive sales, thanks to a combination of higher gas prices and consumer hesitation, have plummeted to the point that the Big Three domestic auto manufactures are asking for a federal bailout and looking for dramatic givebacks
from their unions just to stay in business.