The Robot Revolution – How Union-Backed Policies Destroy Jobs for Humans

By Steven Allen
Summary: Labor unions and their left-wing friends are imposing a host of laws and regulations that are dramatically raising the cost of hiring workers. Minimum wage laws, Obamacare requirements, and many other policies are causing businesses to rethink new hires. Even expensive robots and other forms of non-human labor begin to make sense to strapped...

TAGS: automation, Obamacare

Unions Have Buyers Remorse Over Affordable Care Act

By Dave Bego
In last year’s blog, The Devil is in the Details: Buyer’s Remorse over Obamacare, Except for SEIU, Big Labor’s dissatisfaction with Obamacare was exposed. The exception being the SEIU, who was allowed to be the architect of the Affordable Care Act as repayment for its role in the President’s 2008 Election. There has been little written...

TAGS: affordable care act, Obamacare, seiu

Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage to Unions

By Dave Bego
Virtually unnoticed and ignored by the media is the fact that big labor benefited tremendously from the deal struck last week to avoid the “catastrophic” fiscal cliff. The President abandoned his own concept of fairness, which of course is nothing more than a hypocritical one way street, in order to reward his big labor buddies...

TAGS: affordable care act, big labor, Obamacare

Ideological Battles Divide Both of America's Major Political Parties

By Bill Frezza
To our progressive friends, it seemed like a century of advocating for government-sponsored universal health care reached fruition when the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land. But triumph turned to tragedy when Progressivism’s signature accomplishment blew up on the launch pad. Not only did this make a shambles of our wounded president’s...

TAGS: affordable care act, Democrats, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Obamacare, Tea Party

Unions and Obamacare, Part 1: Why Unions Want Exemptions

By John Vinci
Summary: Unions are largely responsible for the passage of Obamacare, but once the program was passed, they fought to get themselves excluded from it because of the costs it would impose on them. They have already succeeded in receiving hundreds of waivers, and now they’re proposing even more extreme waivers that would cost taxpayers billions. Leaders...

TAGS: AFL-CIO, Obamacare, Richard Trumka

Union Files Lawsuit Exploiting ObamaCare in California for Organizing Purposes

By Kevin Dayton
Add ObamaCare to the list of laws that California unions are exploiting for “corporate campaign” strategies to coerce labor agreements or exert pressure during labor disputes. On September 4, 2013, the National Union of Healthcare Workers sued the California Health Benefit Exchange to boot Kaiser Permanente from the list of 12 health plans approved for...

TAGS: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Obamacare

Obamacare’s Hidden Agenda – Unionized Medicine

By Dave Bego
It has become obvious that the SEIU has a major interest in the healthcare legislation. Although the SEIU is a major player in the public union market, it is also one of the largest unions in the private sector. Furthermore, the largest share of its private sector members are healthcare employees: nurses, hospital staff, janitors, and home...

TAGS: Obamacare