Can we just make one thing clear about the Sept. 20 Dispatch editorial “Harming the working class,” which states that the unions have hurt their members by supporting the Affordable Care Act?
The Dispatch seems to want everyone to believe that the health-care law is forcing local cleaning companies to cut full-time employees from 70 percent to 15 percent of their work force. ABM Industries Inc., a large local janitorial service in Columbus, states quite clearly in its annual report to shareholders that in 2012, ABM’s janitorial operating profit exceeded $135 million.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but profit is the money left over after all the bills are paid.
Cutting full-time workers to part-time to avoid buying health insurance is not a decision forced by the Affordable Care Act. It’s a choice made by companies that want to have profits safely in their pockets rather than provide for basic needs of the people who perform the labor so the company can keep making money.
The word for that is actually greed, not Obamacare.