Some in Congress are vacillating after the Massachusetts vote, but labor leaders see a clear and rapid path forward to enacting health reform.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.
The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.
A major union leader, commenting on CBO claims that employers will pass along, in the form of raises, cost savings that result from a tax on workers' health benefits said today that, "They may also believe in the tooth fairy."
At a press conference yesterday a liberal House Democrat leading the congressional push against the Senate plan to tax workers' health benefits said the plan would cost Democratic seats.
A coalition of congressional progressives, the labor movement, and health reform advocates wants to see the final bill include taxes on the wealthy instead of health insurance plans.