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Obamacare Designed to Unionize 21 Million Health Care Workers
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:03
Written by Chuck Justice
There are only a few things as secretive as Barack Obama's college transcripts, and one of them are the secretive details surrounding Obamacare. Which liberal special interests were involved? What was promised and what was given up at the expense of Americans? We know all of this to be true, but the capacity is unknown. A new book released today describes how a familiar group of cronies were involved because they saw gold: the SEIU labor union thugs.
In Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind, author Mallory Factor describes details from an '08 SEIU memo from their health care president to Obama's transitition team. The objective: unionize 21 million health care workers, something the kook Jan Schakowsky has advocated for. During the Obamacare debate, the SEIU, AFSCME and the AFL-CIO labor unions spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting the bill through propaganda because they knew, in the long run, their unions would gain members through the law, thus increasing dues to support their extreme liberal agenda.
From The Daily Caller:
The SEIU and the Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Factor writes, later coordinated with other public-sector unions to spend “literally hundreds of millions of dollars promoting Obamacare.”
The Daily Caller requested comments for this article from the SEIU, AFSCME and a White House spokesman. None of them responded.
A booklet published by SEIU during the 2008 election season called for “building a new American health care system,” in part by “organizing workers.” The publication argued for outcomes nearly identical to those later adopted in the Obamacare legislation.
“We … will not stop until every man, woman and child has quality, affordable care they can count on,” it read. “The time to fix health care is now.”
And in an April 9, 2011 memo, the United Healthcare Workers — a union affiliated with the SEIU — articulated its future vision, including “an ambitious plan to fight for our future by organizing healthcare workers.”
In 2010 the SEIU elected Mary Key Henry as its new International President. Henry’s background was in health care organizing. She led efforts to unionize workers at Beverly nursing homes, Catholic Health Care West, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and HCA Healthcare.
Factor, who is also a Forbes columnist and senior editor of money and politics for The Street.com, recounts emails from former federal Office of Labor-Management Standards staffer Don Loos, now a senior adviser to the president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
“It is clear that Big Labor is banking on the probability that all healthcare workers eventually become federal, state, and municipal healthcare employees,” Loos told Factor. That, he said, would make them eligible for involuntary unionization through public-sector unions like AFSCME and the SEIU.
“Obamacare is an SEIU and AFSCME membership ‘net,’” Loos claimed, “designed to eventually capture 21 million forced-dues paying government workers.” New health care jobs created by Obamacare, he said, will eventually be filled by “federal, state, and municipal healthcare employees.”
The Obamacare law, once fully implemented, will dramatically increase the number of health care workers receiving payment for their services through government programs, including Medicaid and so-called “public option” government-run insurance plans.
“The government employee unions can then enlist pro-union state governments to treat these health care workers as ‘government employees,’” Factor told The Daily Caller, “and unionize them just like they unionized the care providers” themselves.
“For every million additional health care workers unionized in the 27 non-right-to-work states,” he told TheDC, “the unions stand to earn $1 billion in dues.”
For those that don't recall, former chief Purple People Beater Andy Stern of the SEIU and their effeminate purple shirts, visited the White House the most in 2009 at 21 times. During the peak of the economic crisis, President Obama was obsessed with ramming Obamacare into law, dealing closely with the labor union thugs to pay them back for their campaign support.
Obamacare will destroy jobs and the economy, particularly as its full implementation nears. An attempt to unionize health care workers will literally lead to the destruction of the American health care system, something that liberals desperately want in order for the government to take over health care in the country.
Chuck Justice is the editor-in-chief for Habledash.