No one seems very eager to get wrapped up in the launch of Obama’s grand experiment in social engineering, but it looks like the administration has finally gotten the SEIU on board. This is the same organization whose former head Andy Stern has praised Chinese “state capitalism” publicly (read – crony capitalism) so it figures.
On the other hand many unions are grumbling and in some cases much more than that. The Laborers International Union may push for repeal of the law as the 30 hour work week provision is hurting its members. Our bet is that Obama will throw the Laborers a bone to shut them up though.
Laborers’ International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan threatened to push for repeal if the union plans aren’t given special consideration. “If we can’t change it, we’re going to support repeal of it,” O’Sullivan told POLITICO at an AFL-CIO conference in Los Angeles.
Most of labor leaders with criticisms are not calling for repeal. Unions, including the Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers International and Unite Here also object to Obamacare’s definition of a full-time work week as 30 hours.