NEW YORK (MainStreet)"Be careful what you wish for," goes the old saying. After all, you might just get it. Apparently, this choice advice was was forgotten by some major labor union leaders. These union bosses campaigned vigorously for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be passed by Congress into law.
They did so despite warnings from those opposed to the ACA commonly referred to as Obamacare - that the plan would be problematic. Nonetheless the chiefs of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and UNITE-HERE, a union representing textile workers, hotel and restaurant employees were adamantly in favor of it and inveighed against those who opposed it.
But that was then, and this is now. Now they are getting what they asked for, and buyer's remorse has set in and in a major way. The three union presidents, James P. Hoffa of the Teamsters, UFCW's Joseph Hansen and Donald 'D' Taylor President of UNITE-HERE, sent a letter July 11 to the Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) imploring them and President Obama to "enact an equitable fix."