"A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality”President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.Thank God I did not pay dues for those guys to represent me at a labor negotiation.
Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare's much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour.
"If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage.
This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage," said the union in a new report.
“Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality,” said the report from Unite Here.
“Without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage,” said the report, titled, “The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse.”
Every member of that union should be outraged and demand the immediate dismissal of their leaders. After that, they should force these irresponsible leaders to refund their dues.
It's obvious that the leaders of this union did not read the bill and put their allegiance to the Democrats above the interests of their members.
Do you understand now why so many workers in Tennessee wanted no part of being in a union? After all, why join a union that cares more about electing Democrats than protecting the benefits that the employees fought for?
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