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Battle Breaks Out Over Obama Care ACA At 2013 AFL-CIO Convention In Los Angles
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Sep 18th, 2013 11:20 AM
A battle broke out at the end of the AFL-CIO convention over the implementation of Obamacare and how it is being used to attack millions of unionized workers in Taft-Hartley plans. Some unionists argued that it could not be reformed and labor should push for single payer.
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Battle Breaks Out Over Obama Care At 2013 AFL-CIO Convention
A public debate broke out at the AFL-CIO 2013 convention over the affects of Obama's ACA healthcare plan as many unions protested the taxes and undercutting of their Taft-Hartley multi-employer health and welfare plans. The California Nurses Association/NNU opposed AFL-CIO resolution 54 and called for a fight for single payer.
Unions from LIUNA, SIU, CNA-NNU, Sheetmetal Workers, IFPTE, IBEW,USW and others spoke on this issue during the discussion.
This is a partial video of the AFL-CIO debate on healthcare. Full video of the debate is at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKGyaAr-hdw&list=PLSIUF-toHGIXF4_ldMZY8Ya_EqV9fSAzL&index=32
The resolution that passed after the debate is at
http://www.aflcio.org/About/Exec-Council/Conventions/2013/Resolutions-and-Amendments/Resolution-54-AFL-CIO-Convention-Resolution-on-the-Affordable-Care-Act
The debate took place on September 11, 2013 on the last day of the convention in Los Angeles. The Obama administration later in the week rejected the AFL-CIO's appeal.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/unions-obamacare_n_3923547.html
For more video on the convention go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJBnEiF-6fs&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQDgKHa7Es&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQcxABeHzr0&feature=youtu.be
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
§AFL-CIO Leadership Pushed Obama Care
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Sep 18th, 2013 11:20 AM

Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO leadership pushed Obama Care ACA and not the supporters are complaining that it is going to eliminate union Taft-Hartley health and welfare plans through a tax on the "cadillac" benefits.