Big Labor now worrying Obamacare will undermine the argument for joining a union

Catching up on a story from earlier in this week, the Wall Street Journal has a solid piece on how unions are beginning to realize that Obamacare — which they backed — will likely prompt many employers to drop health care coverage, letting the federal government take up the slack. That will limit the ability of unions to negotiate with employers for benefits in coverage — one of the main benefits of being in a union. As one labor official notes in the story: “If we’re not offering our members insurance and pension, why would you want to be union?”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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