Obama administration denies labor’s request for health care waiver

Ezra Klein The Washington Post 9/13/2013

Organized labor was one of the Obama administration’s most important allies during the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But more recently, some unions have been among the law’s loudest critics.

A particular issue of contention has been so-called “Taft-Hartley plans” — multi-employer health-care plans that unions run, and […]

Citing #Obamacare, 40 thousand longshoremen quit the AFL-CIO

Warner Todd Huston Breitbart.com Big Government 2 Sep 2013

In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform […]