Skip to comments.New Costs From Health Law Snarl Union Contract Talks
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Disputes between unions and employers over paying for new costs associated with the Affordable Care Act are roiling labor talks nationwide.
Unions and employers are tussling over who will pick up the tab for new mandates, such as coverage for dependent children to age 26, as well as future costs, such as a tax on premium health plans starting in 2018. The question is poised to become a significant point of tension as tens of thousands of labor contracts covering millions of workers expire in the next several years, with ACA-related cost increases ranging from 5% to 12.5% in current talks.
In Philadelphia, disagreement over how much workers should contribute to such health-plan cost increases has stalled talks between the region's transit system and its main union representing 5,000 workers as they try to renegotiate a contract that expired in March.
Roughly 2,000 housekeepers, waiters and others at nine of 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos voted this month to go on strike June 1 if they don't reach agreements on a series of issues, the thorniest of which involve new ACA-related cost increases, according to the union.
Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines voted down a tentative contract agreement with management in February, in part because it didn't provide enough protection against a possible surge in ACA-related costs, union members said. They are still without a new contract.
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Somebody should have read the ObamaCare bill to find out what was in it BEFORE they passed it.
The unions were some of the main players pushing the ACA. Of course they expected to be exempt.
Good, I hope it destroys the bastards!
The unions are toast. My cousin worked for Kelloggs for decades. She made almost $40 an hour (watching sugar being sprayed on cereal, if the machine broke she call mechanics) and more for overtime and even more for holidays. She seen the cuts coming so she retired. In the last year or so they had hired many people at $12 an hour and some are being laid off now. They are getting rid of the union. No one should make that kind of money. It’s why a box of cereal that cost 50 cent to make cost $5 or 6.00 + Unions are communist in disguise.
Time for Republican leadership to either bury the unions once and for all or push going back to how it was in exchange for union money and votes.
Knowing the unions they will double down on stupid.
Now there is a double oxymoron - republican leadership doing something.
I would expect any week now the head Marxist implementing new rules mandating no interpretation of Obamacare may be used that “hurts” a union’s interests (defined broadly and without specifics). Of course, the IRS will enforce.