Labor vs. Obama: AFL-CIO approves resolution denouncing #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on September 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

Fox News has the latest developments on the war between Big Labor and our celebrity President on the contentious issue of Obamacare:

The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama’s health care reform law will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

In a strongly-worded resolution released Wednesday, the federation said that labor unions still support the Affordable Care Act’s overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all Americans, but added that the law is being implemented in a way that is “highly disruptive” to union health care plans.

Some individual unions have complained about the law’s impact for months, but the resolution marks the first time the nation’s largest labor federation has gone on record embracing that view. Unions were among the most enthusiastic backers of the law when it passed in 2010.

A labor official told The Associated Press that White House officials had been calling labor leaders for days to urge them not to voice their concerns in the form of a resolution. The official, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the conversations publicly and requested anonymity, said many union leaders insisted that they wanted to highlight their concerns.

Asked about any efforts to discourage unions from passing the resolution, the White House said in a statement Wednesday night that officials “are in regular contact with a variety of stakeholders, including unions, as part of our efforts to ensure smooth implementation and to improve the law.”

Er, no. Translation: WH officials are in “regular contact” with big money donors like Big Labor in order to try and sooth their fears and keep them on their side in advance of the 2014 elections.  Of course, unionistas will still mostly stick with Democrats next year as they know ultimately who butters their bread, but it could be that the sustained fighting among themselves – and the White House – on this issue could peel off just enough votes to make political life a little more difficult for Democrats in states where the union vote means everything.

Stay tuned ….

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Obamacare: Bad for your wallet, your health … and just maybe your political career if you’re a Big Labor Democrat.

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2 Responses to “Labor vs. Obama: AFL-CIO approves resolution denouncing #Obamacare”

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  1. Tex says:

    No problem! According to the news this morning, looks like Obama is working with his fellow Libs in Congress to attempt the passing of some sort of special law exempting the Democratic Party supporting unions from Obamacare.

  2. Philly says:

    You are right. It’s about time unions stopped getting kickbacks form the insurance companies off the backs of their members. In my city, many of the building trade unions (and teachers union) have never been properly audited and if they were…you’d find the personal wh*re’s condo being paid for out of pension money along with her breast and dental implants. There isn’t enough lines on this page to list all the insurance fraud that went on with these unions. When a VP was fired from a company, then faced huge alimony payments in his divorce, who came to the rescue, LU 420. How many gambling debts were paid for out of union funds? The former UA President Maddaloni, embezzled money from LU 420’s pension fund to build a country club in Hollywood, FL, that he operated as a foreign business out of the Washington office. All of the business agents use the pension and annuity funds as their personal kitty. Even the law firm, Jennings Sigmond, that represents this union, embezzled money from the pension fund to buy a country club and build high end homes that most members could not afford. For decades members still can not transfer their money out of the pension fund. Most recently, I received a letter that the pension fund is out of money and pensions will be adjusted accordingly. Looks like the unions will ask the government for a bailout for their mismanaged pension funds.