He observed that those conditions "jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans."
He further noted that for "decades, our multi-employer health and welfare plans have provided the necessary medical coverage for our members and their families to protect them in times of illness and medical needs." This collaboration between labor and management has been a model of success that "should be emulated rather than ignored." These are now being jeopardized by the Obama administration.
Robinson said he will not be silent and refuses to "idly watch as the ACA destroys those protections."
--Written by Michael P. Tremoglie