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Will workers face depressed wages after the massive Aetna-CVS merger?

Will workers face depressed wages after the massive Aetna-CVS merger?

To the editor: In your Dec. 11 editorial, “CVS and Aetna say their massive merger is needed to keep prices down. That remains to be seen,” you rightly question whether the combined company will “help consumers or squeeze more dollars out of them.” My research suggests that we need to focus on the companies’ workers as well.

Wages of workers employed as medical technicians and health aides and assistants are already under pressure in outpatient care facilities, where they have stagnated or declined since 2005 despite...

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