The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) said it is worried that its members will actually lose healthcare coverage they have now once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented early next year, reports The Hill.
Joe Hansen, president of the UFCW, a 1.3 million-member group that endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, wrote in an editorial published in The Hill that Obama’s claim at the 2009 AFL-CIO convention that union members could keep their current insurance under the new law “is simply not true for millions of workers.” …
Hansen’s concerns are shared by other labor groups. Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers issued a statement calling “for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act.”
Unite Here, a prominent hotel workers’ union, and the International brotherhood of Teamsters are also calling for changes, according to The Hill.
No need for them to get so worked up. Hope & Change means only those who can’t afford a seat at the table get screwed. Major unions are sure to get exemptions.
The same goes for the National Treasury Employees Union, which does not want to be subjected to ObamaCare, and which represents the IRS employees who have been so helpful in repressing the Tea Party (and who incidentally will become vastly more powerful as a result of the Orwellian Affordable Care Act).
It’s when the rest of the public wakes up to what ObamaCare will do to us that there could be a problem for our Community Organizer in Chief.
On tips from The MaryHunter.