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Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:26 am

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 as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the disillusion of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO's support of Obamare.

"We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along," McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.

The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their "Cadillac" healthcare plan.

The Longshoreman leader said, "President Obama ran on a platform that he would not tax medical plans and at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, you stated that labor would not stand for a tax on our benefits." But, regardless of that promise, the President has pushed for just such a tax and Trumka and the AFL-CIO bowed to political pressure lining up behind Obama's tax on those plans.

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Post  News Buzzard on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:32 am

The ILWU wants a single-payer system, nationalized healthcare policy.

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Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:34 am

The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their "Cadillac" healthcare plan.

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Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:59 am

Heritage Action, a conservative political advocacy group, estimated Friday a total of 7,500 people attended its nine-city tour to promote the campaign to “defund Obamacare” as part of an upcoming spending
showdown on Capitol Hill.

The tour concluded late Thursday in Wilmington, Del., but a spokesman for the group says members of Congress are now hearing from their constituents and that the anti-funding push “dominated August and changed the calculus of congressional vote counters.”

SEE RELATED: Ted Cruz doubles down on threat to defund Obamacare, proposes alternatives
Yet some Republicans remain not so bullish about the strategy to take down President Obama’s health care law as part of the debate to fund the government past Sept. 30, fearing the party could be blamed for a potential government shutdown.

Hardline conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, say the party needs to stand firm on eradicating Obamacare before government subsidies kick in for Americans who enroll in state-based insurance
markets, or “exchanges.”

Open enrollment on the exchanges begins Oct. 1 for coverage that takes effect in January.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/aug/30/organizers-hail-big-turnout-anti-obamacare-rallies/#ixzz2dkeq4YYu

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Post  WHL on Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:48 pm

I thought that the Unions got out of Obamacare, just like Congress and GE did.
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Post  News Buzzard on Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:27 pm

fshnski wrote:Yet some Republicans remain not so bullish about the strategy to take down President Obama’s health care law as part of the debate to fund the government past Sept. 30, fearing the party could be blamed for a potential government shutdown.
Bottom line is they're not going to de-fund Obamacare. That's a pipe dream of extremists like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and going nowhere.

The well attended tour averaged 833 people per city! Rolling Eyes 

It's ironic how an idea that came out of the Heritage Foundation and Romneycare, the mandate, is now being criticized by the Heritage groups and Romney. That's only because Obama's name is attached to it.

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Post  WHL on Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:32 pm

It's a darn shame that the Republicans run scared all the time. If they didn't back off to the media, maybe we would be better off. Boehner is such a wimp.
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Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:47 pm

The well attended tour averaged 833 people per city!

What a tremendous start!

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Trumka Admits Unions Involved in Writing Obamacare; Press Yawns

Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:03 am

In a Thursday morning speech, AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka told of how surprised how he was, in the words of Time's Alex Rogers at it Swampland blog, "that employers have reduced workers’ hours below 30-a-week to avoid an employer penalty scheduled to go into effect in 2015."

Here's another "surprise" from Rogers' report, at least for those who think that lawmakers sit alone and draw up 2,000-page pieces of legislation on their own (except when the media relays claims by the left that evil industries write laws which evil Republican congressmen simply rubber-stamp them): Trumka admitted organized labor's direct involvement in in writing Obamacare. In other words, labor created the mess it is now denouncing (bolds are mine throughout this post):



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Post  fshnski on Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 pm

President Obama is canceling his trip to California next week to focus on rallying congressional support for a military strike on Syria, the White House announced on Thursday.

Obama was slated to travel to Los Angeles on Monday to speak at an AFL-CIO meeting and a Democratic fundraiser.

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