Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit The AFL-CIO

Barack Obama speech 12 SC Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL CIO

In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the dissolution of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare.

“We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,” McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.

The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” healthcare plan.

Read More at Breitbart . By Warner Todd Huston.

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  1. Obamacare is already benefiting people, eh? 40,000 longshoremen seem to think otherwise, Mister Obama.

  2. Well you people are finally wising up. These crooks don't support anything that does not put dollars in their pockets. Way to go guys. Now the rest of us old foggies need to convince other old foggies to get out of AARP. This organization screwed us good. The reason they supported obama care was not because it was good for us but these backstabbing bastards were set to make billions of dollars for themselves at the expense of retired Americans. I am advising all I know to join AAMC. It's an organization like AARP but it is conservative. You have the same benefits that AARP offers only these people are looking out for the good of us, not themselves.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Good for the Longshoremen the union leaders are nothing but crooks in bed with Obutthole.These union leaders look out for their pockets first

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