Skip to comments.Obama To Labor Unions With Multi-Employer Health Plans: Drop Dead
Posted on 09/14/2013 7:26:21 AM PDT by xzins
Well played, Mr. President. Last week, prior to the big AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, President Obama personally spoke to AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka, asking him to water down several anti-Obamacare resolutions that union leaders were planning to pass there. Trumka obliged, keeping a call to repeal Obamacare out of the official AFL-CIO resolution on the health law. Then, on Friday evening, after the convention was over, the Obama administration revealed that it would be ignoring unions demands to offer Obamacares subsidies to their members. As a result, some unions fear they will wither away. I guarantee you by your next convention four years from now, you wont meet a quarter of this room, said Joseph Nigro, president of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union. We wont be here.
Unions were seeking special treatment under Obamacare
This latest development was first reported by Ezra Klein of the Washington Post. Heres the issue that was at stake. A number of labor unions participate in multi-employer health plans, also known as Taft-Hartley plans. These plans allow unions to organize all the restaurant workers in a particular county, taking advantage of the economies of scale that come from a larger insurance pool.
The problem is that businesses with less than 50 employees now have an incentive to drop health coverage for their employees and let those workers get coverage on the exchanges. Its a better deal for those workers, and a better deal for their employers. But its a blow to the labor unions who organize the plans, because workers no longer need unions to negotiate their health coverage.
...labor leaders wrote, Obamacare would shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.
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Choke on it, suckas...
oh that explains it... its the republicans fault they cannot give special rights to unions
..dumb s***heads, all he wanted was your votes suckers...
Someone posted a story the other day that Union MEMBERS (everyday folk like you and me) are some of the most basic God and Country -loving people there are...
So why would they allow their union leaders to align them with the most anti-American communist god-hating homo supporting democrats?
I THINK THIS COULD BE A WATERSHED moment IF WE ASK ALL OF THEM THAT!!!
What does homo-loving and god-hating have to do with union’s protections of workers rights
They got a deal. No doubt. It’s all an act.
Telling communists to “Drop Dead” is a great plan.
Hope they all take the Prophet Obonghole’s message to heart.
Under that bus y’all! I don’t need you!
boo freaking hoo . . . hope they all go the way of that big teachers union in WI did last month. Extinct. Zero Sympathy.
The Wisconsin experience, Nation wide???
Well, I believe God fearing Republicans shouldn’t waste the moment and just let them flounder forever.
Unions, as all neutral things, can be used for ill or for good, to court bane or to receive blessing. It was putting man first and God anywhere else in the pecking order that got unions and everything else in a mess! Because man is spiritual and can’t stand alone anyhow... that was true in the Garden of Eden and it’s true now. That ole devil snickers in the corner that he’s got um. Until God’s salvation is accepted then watch that devil scurry, though not without spouting the biggest clouds of lies he can. It is a battle scene, it is a challenge scene. But when approached in the courage of God, it ALWAYS is a victory scene.
hey ducky pal... our true enemy isn’t even people. it’s the devil.
a little forgiveness towards people, played right here, could equate to a lot of ass kicking towards Satan.
Union thugs are treated like the slaves their master Obamugabe wants them to become.
“hey ducky pal... our true enemy isnt even people. its the devil.”
You cannot take the condition of the human heart out of your equation. The Devil can’t make us do anything.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
:: Joseph Nigro, president of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union ::
The ^hell^ you say! What’s that feller’s name again? Nigro?
Well, God can understand it! And did something that Jeremiah didn’t know about yet... died on a cross to save it. That’s the point.
The gospel imbues the deep believer with a new energy. An energy that seeks FIRST to pull the sinner from the grip of sin, and comes on with unusual weapons of love and kindness as well as rebukes that are focused at evil and which do not constitute broadside damnations of people. If the need arises to protect one’s community from deadly danger it can use the sword but that is not the first choice and it is never selfish — a martyrdom is preferred to selfish warfare. Quite a different tune than the world sings.
With some unions saying this is broken, it might make sense to try and win them to the "repeal obabacare" side.
They were in it for the wrong reason, but those that are against it are against it. Besides, Reagan won the blue-collar guys and didn't look back.
Ultimately, Obama hates the middle class and wants to get rid of it, and these union guys are middle class.
Their sons and daughters are being reduced to minimum wage serfs working part-time and they see it.