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300,000-Member Union: Obamacare Will Heighten Income Inequality And More…

The 300,000-member union that was the first to endorse then-Senator Barack Obama has released a devastating Obamacare report that says Obama's controversial healthcare program will slash worker wages by up to $5 an hour, reduce worker hours, and exacerbate income inequality.

The report by Unite Here--a North American labor union that represents workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries--is titled: "The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse."

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Labor must learn from its setbacks

Labor’s biggest wish, the Orwellianly titled “Employee Free Choice Act” (which would have abolished secret ballots in union elections) never passed. Public-sector initiatives like Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms and Michigan’s passage of a right-to-work law dented union power. And last year, union membership fell to its lowest level since 1916...

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