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Georgia College Workers Push for Lower Health Care Costs

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by Eric Stirgus

Employees at five University System of Georgia schools hit the streets on their campuses Wednesday and called colleagues to seek support for their demands that the system rescind its plan to increase worker health care costs next year.

The state’s Board of Regents, which oversees University System operations, voted in September to raise employee health care costs. The board also approved a monthly $100 surcharge on working spouses of system employees who choose not to use their own employer’s health care plan. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the surcharge last month.

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