And it’s a doosey, too:
A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.
Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare’s much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour. “If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage,” said the union in a new report.
“Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality,” said the report from Unite Here. “Without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage,” said the report, titled, “The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse.”
I feel for these people, I really do — even if by and large they probably voted for Professor Wiggleroom (twice) and probably support ♡bamaCare!!! “in theory” because of its “noble intentions” to stamp out the unnecessary use of “scare quotes.”
But what are they going to do about? Having used its political clout to make itself economically untenable, private sector labor unions now lack the political clout to get their old Democrat buddies to steer enough goodies their way. Public sector unions are where the action is now, and they might just be the most squeakiest wheel in the Democrat-Government Complex.