PA college to cut hours to avoid Obamacare
**Posted by Phineas
Don’t say we didn’t warn you:
Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.
“It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it,” said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.
On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours. The move will save an estimated $6 million.
I don’t know how Professor Davis voted, but I’m sure some at least of his affected colleagues voted to reelect Obama and a senator who voted for Obamacare. Maybe they should have thought more (or at all) about the perverse incentives built into the bill.
‘Cause, y’know, elections have consequences.
PS: The article continues with a representative of the Steelworker’s Union saying the answer to these cuts is to… Wait for it… organize!! Economic reality shall bow before the power of the Almighty Strike!
After all, that did the Baker’s Union so much good with Hostess.
PPS: Yes, this is news from before the holiday. I’m catching up on some interesting stuff.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)