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Battle Breaks Out Over Obama Care ACA At 2013 AFL-CIO Convention In Los Angles
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.
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:
The resolution that passed after the debate is at
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.
For more video on the convention go to:
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
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.