It Begins: Roofers’ Union ‘Seeks Repeal/Reform Of Affordable Care Act’
The Wall Street Journal says this “is believed to be the first union to initially support the law [the Affordable Care Act] and later call for its repeal.” The substance of the press release, which the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International issued, is below (emphasis mine):
Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms in office.
But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored. In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.
These provisions jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.
Like your health care coverage? You might not get to keep it, as the union roofers are now finding out. Stay tuned.