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Bloodbath: 40,000 Union Members Leave AFL-CIO Over Obamacare

DG in GA Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 11:12 AM
Union leaders have historically been Communists, so it isn't surprising that the Longshormen's union thinks Obamacare isn't liberal enough. Go through history and every Socialist/Communist movement was originally spawned by the UNIONS. They're the ones that organize the "spontaneous protests" and marches, they're the ones who make a big show for the media. Another reason the unions - at least the SEIU wants Obamacare is because they want the law to require that ALL healthcare employees be unionized. In some states, like Michigan, if you are providing in-home care for your own PARENTS and they pay you anything for your services, technically you are required to join a union. It's nonsense, but the unions and their Socialist politician supporters are determined to move this stuff forward.
CompCon Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 11:34 AM
I'm surprised Trumka didn't come out for single payer, too. I'm sure he must be tempted to do that.
restoreliberty Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 2:24 PM
Unions often own their own insurance companies and their members are offered one choice, the union plan, so no they don't want single payer. Single payer would kill off the real union cash cow, overpriced bloated health care packages that their members are forced to buy.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 2:44 PM
Evidently you have heard of WEA Trust-- the Wi. teachers union insurance company. After the law was changed in this state, union insurance company rates dropped by about half, and the union insurance company cut over half of their employees.. Can't quite figure out why.
Englishlass Wrote: Oct 30, 2013 6:28 PM
BUT it was STILL cheaper for the schools to buy insurance else where -- Do Note that the teachers unions in WI LOST most of their members.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka received some tough news on Labor Day: his union just lost 40,000 members over his support for Obamacare. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union officially decided to cut ties over the legislation, but it isn't for the reasons you may think.

"It is with regret but resolve that we have come to the point where the International Longshore and Warehouse Union must cut formal ties with the AFL-CIO," ILWU International President Robert McEllrath wrote in a letter to Trumka.

McEllrath expressed disappointment in Trumka for "going along to get along" and in the...