“If the Affordable Care Act is not fixed, and it destroys the health and welfare funds that we have all fought for and stand for, then I believe it needs to be repealed,” said O’Sullivan. “We don’t want it repealed, we want it fixed, fixed, fixed, and I commend Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO for leading that charge. ”
Trumka is the president of the AFL-CIO, a national federation of labor unions with 11.5 million members. The Laborers’ Union was founded in 1903, and its members do a lot of work in construction, highway, and infrastructure work across the country. O’Sullivan became president of LiUNA in 1999.
He continued, “We can’t have the unintended consequences for the proud men and women that we represent to be collateral damage in the health care fight in this country. We’re getting our ass kicked here, there, and everywhere when it comes to retirement security — and now our health and welfare funds are under siege.”“So we beg the president, we ask the president, we ask the Congress of the United States of America to do the right thing, to do the right thing for the proud men and women we represent,” said O’Sullivan on Sept. 11, during the weeklong conference.“ We’ll be damned if we’re going to lose our health insurance because of unintended consequences in a law [Obamacare],” he said. “ It needs to be changed, it needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed now, brothers and sisters.”- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/james-beattie-and-michael-w-chapman/laborers-union-fix-obamacare-or-repeal-it-we-re#sthash.HHNH9SOW.dpuf
I think this guy is going to be labeled a racist for saying this, don’t you?
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI):
“To say that, you know, [Obamacare] was rammed down our throats because we all decided to walk away from it in order to damage the president, it takes a bit of nerve.”
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, to the Labor Caucus at the California Democratic Convention in April 2010:
‘Pelosi drove Obamacare down the Repubs’ throats and out their backsides.’