Saturday, September 28, 2013

Getting what you asked for

Like most unions, the Service Employees International was originally a major supporter of Obamacare.  But now that the details and actual implementation of this monstrosity are becoming clearer, unions across the country don't like what they asked for.  Most, of course, want Obama to give them exemptions from the law, but -- and to his credit -- he hasn't done that thus far.  As an example of the kind of situations we can expect to see more of in the future, consider that in Chicago, the management of a janitorial company, Professional Maintainence,  cut its workforce hours specifically in response to the Obamacare Monster.  And now SEIU is protesting the firm's decision.  From a Washington Examiner article:

Members of the Chicago-based Service Employees International Union Local 1 have gone on strike over recent job cuts by a janitorial company called Professional Maintenance.  The reason for the cuts? The employer says it is because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is ironic since SEIU is a major supporter of the law.
And there's also this highlighting the union's crying over the monster they supported:
"We are seeing employer after employer cut hours so as to avoid the 30-hour definition of a full-time job," Johnson said. The AFL-CIO passed a resolution demanding either Congress or Obama fix the law to stop it from hurting union members.
I say to SEIU: you supported, you wanted it, you got it.  Shut up and deal with it. [ht:]