SEIU Memo: ObamaCare to “Enhance” Health Care Workers (Hint: Unionize 21M Workers)

A December 9, 2008 memorandum to then-Senator Tom Daschle on the Obama-Biden transition team, from the country’s largest union, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) proposes ways to bring the 17.6 million health care workers into “workforce enhancement,” or Unions. At the time the memo was written, 17.6 million health care workers were almost 12% of America’s workforce, according to Dennis Rivera (SEIU). Today, The Citadel Professor Mallory Factor’s new book says the proposal was a “union-driven effort to organize 21 million health care workers. The memo also thanks Daschle for visiting with him and “Andy.” It’s reasonable to assume that “Andy” is Andy Stern, who was then the head of SEIU (resigned after an FBI probe – then Obama appointed him to his “Debt Commission” – revolving door still revolving) and at least in the early days of the Obama presidency, was shown to be the most frequent visitor to the White House. In other words, SEIU and other Unions have unprecedented access to the Oval Office at others at the highest levels of Government.


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Here are a few snippets from a Daily Caller article to give the flavor of what ObamaCare means to the most powerful union in America. Read it all here, including a link to the SEIU proposal.

The SEIU and the Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Factor writes, later coordinated with other public-sector unions to spend “literally hundreds of millions of dollars promoting Obamacare.”…

A booklet published by SEIU during the 2008 election season called for “building a new American health care system,” in part by “organizing workers.” The publication argued for outcomes nearly identical to those later adopted in the Obamacare legislation…

And in an April 9, 2011 memo, the United Healthcare Workers — a union affiliated with the SEIU — articulated its future vision, including “an ambitious plan to fight for our future by organizing healthcare workers.”

“Obamacare is an SEIU and AFSCME membership ‘net,’” Loos claimed, “designed to eventually capture 21 million forced-dues paying government workers.” New health care jobs created by Obamacare, he said, will eventually be filled by “federal, state, and municipal healthcare employees.”

Professor Factor’s book: ”Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

H/T Badblue