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12 Mar 2014 UNITE HERE Attacks Obamacare

UNITE HERE has issued a report this week attacking Obamacare for actually making wage inequality worse.   The union argues that the ACA “threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.”   The report says that the ACA will “strangle fair competition” and for many America results in a $3 to $5 per hour wage loss or a change in their job to…

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01 Nov 2013 Unions Remain Hesitant to Embrace Obamacare

With all the talk about the Affordable Care Act this week, there have been surprisingly few mentions of Big Labor. In fact, as Politico reported earlier in the week, President Obama’s labor allies have been mostly silent publicly on the issue and have generally been unwilling to help the Administration with the rollout and enrollment efforts. As we reported a few months ago, many unions have been critical of the Affordable Care Act’s impact on…

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21 May 2013 Now the Unions are Complaining About Obamacare

Can you imagine an issue that Speaker of the House John Boehner and the President of the UFCW agree on? Well, we may have found it and you’d be surprised what it is – Obamacare! There’s an interesting article today in The Hill reporting on how several unions – the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, UNITE HERE, the Teamsters and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers – are all now…

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