10,000 Las Vegas Union Casino Workers in Revolt, May Strike Over Obamacare

10,000 Las Vegas Union Casino Workers in Revolt, May Strike Over Obamacare

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The Las Vegas Culinary Union is unhappy with obamacare. They were a big factor in the Nevada vote and were instrumental in helping to get Obama elected both times. They were in favor of obamacare as was their leadership as long as the negative impacts were being felt by someone else. Now that it is impacting them directly, they’re singing a different tune. It’s a kind of bluesy sounding version of “si se puede.”

Maybe mindlessly following the dictates of union bosses isn’t such a good idea. Critical thinking in the election process is not a requirement, but it can be useful. They made their bed, it’s bedtime, but they aren’t about to take this lying down.

The real possibility exists of the union voting to go on strike if contract negotiations to keep their existing benefits are not resolved satisfactorily by March 20th.  That is the trigger date, and with 10,000 members, it could be a major blow for the city of Las Vegas.

Speaking for the disgruntled Obama-supporting workers of Local 226, Donald Taylor, Unite Here President said, “The biggest hurdle to reaching settlements in Vegas is the new costs imposed on our health plan by Obamacare.  Even though the president and Congress promised we could keep our health plan, the reality is, unless the law is fixed, that won’t be true.”

Donald should have phrased his comments along the lines of even though Obama and the Democrats told them that. No Republicans said anything of the kind. Those lies came from the lips of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer and company.

Now that there are no more elections in his future, B. Hussein Obama seems much less concerned with pleasing his union constituency. They seem to have lost their usefulness. To illustrate that point, the Obama regime decided their policy would be to deny unions requesting exemptions earlier this week. Over the summer, the Obama administration also rejected union requests for federal subsidies.

It’s clear the luster has faded from their relationship. While Obama no longer needs the unions, it will be very interesting to see how they react to being discarded like a used Kleenex by the guy they were in such admiration of. It’s so sad when infatuation blocks clear judgment in a one-sided relationship.

But the union workers will move on. They will survive. Perhaps they will regain their strength and learn from their mistakes sufficiently to retaliate against Democrats up for reelection. The dissatisfaction of unions across the country could make for some very interesting midterm elections.

It’s too bad that Harry Reid isn’t up for reelection this year.

Rick Wells is a conservative Constitutionalist author who contributes to conservative media outlets. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.

46 COMMENTS

  1. Yep, help this asshole get elected twice thinking his health care won't effect them and when it does, they cry like bitches.. To f–king bad now… LOLOLOL

  2. do i feel sorry for them hell no they wanted him they got him obama got what he wanted 4 more years of vacitions for his wife and kids oh yeah and his mother in law

  3. Awe… Their Butt hurts.. Go to the Obama clinic for the two aspirin and lube with sand treatment and ShadTheHellUp !! Besides, I'll never spend another dime in Vegas that pays their salary or retirements BECAUSE of Dingy Harry Reid.. the lying sack..

  4. ROTFL……I have gotten more laughs reading all the stories about ALL the idiots who voted for Obama whining about Obamacare than sitting listening to Bill Cosby. It is hilarious. The Unions support the Democrats that have now turned around and screwed the union members….LOL…and Unions wonder why their membership is falling. Excuse me if I have no sympathy for them at all, they got what they asked for, they were just to stupid to realize they would be the ones getting screwed by it.

  5. its because of them that this country is now starting to fall apart just because they thought he was so great… next time maybe you will look into the person you vote for

  6. there to stupid,they will get on the democrap train even if it was going straight to hell ,you cant fix IDIOTS!

  7. I thought Harry Reid said, all these Healthcare stories are a LIE? 10,000 Union members in his own state are lying ?

  8. IF they were so instrument in keeping Obama elected BOTH times then THEY should be FORCED to get Obamacare. You wanted him you got him!!!!

  9. Suffer assholes. Too stupid to think further than today, so do without health insurance or pay a high price for your ignorance and kwitcher bitchin. Go to work and get rid of the unions.

  10. HELLO AMERICA, OK, LET'S LOOK AT SOMETHING TOGETHER, LET US REASON THIS MATTER OUT !
    OK, BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE, MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE DROPED MILLIONS OF AMERICAN POLICY HOLDERS!
    So, therefore millions of Americans have NO INSURANCE! Now, many of these people have pre-existing conditions and are concerned about their health and well being!! RIGHT!

    OK, SO, IF AND WHEN THE WEBSITES DO GET UP AND RUNNING, :( NOW HEAR ME GOOD): THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ( who are without insurance) WILL BE SO SCARED BECAUSE OF THEIR HEALTH SITUATIONS, THEY WILL JUMP ON THE OBAMA , "GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE WAGON"!!!
    Ultimately being totally dependent on THE GOVERNMENT!!

    NOW, because the insurance companies have "DROPED" SO MANY POLICIES, THEY WILL BE FORCED TO GO BELLY-UP, CLOSE SHOP, FILE BANCKRUPTCY,(they have no money coming in) AND IN SO DOING MANY PEOPLE( employees of insurance companies) WILL LOOSE THEIR JOBS!!
    THOSE unscrupulous companies will take the money (you have paid in all these years) and run!! Laughing all the way to some remote beach!

    America, do you see this yet!?

    THOSE OF YOU, WHO DO NOT KNOW THE LORD JESUS , AS SAVIOR AND LORD HAVE NO PEACE IN THIS MESS!
    SO, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW JESUS AS SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN! JUST SAY," JESUS I BELIEVE YOU DIED, WAS BURIED AND THAT YOU ROSE AGAIN! PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SIN AND COME LIVE IN ME AND THROUGH ME! AMEN!!

    Romans 10: 9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    13. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION, AND NOW IS THE TIME!!
    REPENT OF YOUR UNBELIEF TOWARDS GOD AMERICA,
    REPENT AND THEN INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE!!

    ONLY , IN THE LORD JESUS IS PEACE!!!

  11. Dumbass unions. They help elect these sorry democrats then want exemptions from the horrible laws they cram down our throats. Cry me a river you ignorant SOB's

  12. now that it affects all of a sudden it is a big deal
    why did you not listen to us instead of your greedy union bosses, go after Dingy Harry, he helped
    push this horrible thing on all of us

  13. So now that Obama is not catering to unions THAT makes you upset? What is it you want? The lies were from the unions by providing sub-par policies, but the strike is NOT about health care, that is one part, but they have no contract. They aren't even on strike yet. Do you enjoy being lied to by this opinion site? Seriously?

    "Beverly Bairos, Las Vegas Hilton cocktail server, said, "We deserve good working conditions and good paid health benefits and we deserve good wages. I don't want to work for 5.25 an hour, which is what others have to do who don't have contracts." "

    ""The cost of living has gone us so much and we need to protect our health insurance," said Mark Estrella, Fremont Hotel food server."

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/7064114/las-vegas-culinary-bartender-laundry-workers-vote-to-strike

  14. Maybe next time do some research who to vote not just because union tell you so. You love Harry Reid and Obama and now we all suffer for your low information in selecting to vote.

  15. All you union minions that voted for him are now realizing that Barry used you and tossed you aside. He has done it to TONS of stepping stones along the way to his political pinnacle.

  16. When you follow in lockstep with ANY leader without reading the fine print and thinking for yourself, this is what you get. It never changes, it's always the same. You listened to it, you wanted it, you voted for it and now you have it. What's worse is that you morons forced it on the rest of us who were trying to tell you that this was going to be EXACTLY what it is.

  17. To stupid to see the forest from the trees and walked right into the STUPID TREE and didn't learn from your mistake you did it again and reelected him now you got screwed and don't like it well you got what you paid for a pig in a poke a false idol SO DEAL WITH IT !

  18. Now they learn to think and decide by themselves which one is the right decision, and no longer blindly following their leaders superiorities and false promises.

  19. Bwaaaaa ha ha ! ….. well now ain't that just tough shit ! ? …. hey ! … guy's , maybe you should call YOUR Senator , Harry Reid , … see where YOUR exemption deal payoff is at ! . F–k YOU ! .

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