Water, Water Everywhere, but is it Safe to Drink?

Disparities Louisiana Wade's World Water

            New Orleans      Louisiana State University Professor Adrienne Katner knows something about water.  In fact, as Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, let’s face it, she knows a whole lot about water, particularly whether it’s safe to drink, and more specifically, …

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Winning Contraflow

a community voice ACORN Local 100 Louisiana

            Pearl River     For you to understand why House Resolution 127 passed in the recent session of the Louisiana legislature, as submitted by State Representative Matthew Willard, creating the Louisiana Contraflow Task Force is important, you first have to understand what contraflow is and recognize that in a world of potential climate and related disasters, …

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Shots Firing!  Is it Every Worker for Themselves?

Arkansas Ideas and Issues Local 100 Louisiana Texas

May 28, 2022             Buffalo River      Every Friday our union staff gets together on a group conference call to compare notes, count the numbers, and collaborate on problems in our various offices and units across Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.  Our most recent call was missing Toney Orr, our field director, so I was presiding.  …

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Hospital Pricing Transparency, Not!

a community voice ACORN International Arkansas Financial Justice Health Care Local 100 Louisiana Texas

            New Orleans     The weather forecast included both thundershowers and a tornado warning, but when asked if we should go ahead with the often scheduled and postponed press conference to release our study on hospital pricing transparency, the decision was easy:  go!  So, there we were in front of Ochsner-Baptist Hospital, a major unit …

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