March 25, 2015

OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WINNING THE WAR ON WAGES:

Auto Workers' Medical Benefits at Risk Under New Tax (CHRISTINA ROGERS, March 24, 2015, WSJ)

Detroit's negotiations this summer to reach a new four-year labor deal won't just be an argument about wages. Generous health-care benefits for about 135,000 unionized factory workers are at risk of being cut to prepare for the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax.

Health care has long been a fiercely protected benefit for United Auto Worker members, remaining generous even as the union has made other concessions. But the so-called Cadillac tax on companies with high-cost health plans is scheduled to take effect in 2018.

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