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Las Vegas union warns members Bernie Sanders will take away their healthcare

February 13, 2020

  It seems as if not all Democrats are thrilled with the prospect of Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare-for-all” plan. More specifically the culinary union is not happy and it is warning its members that they will be forced to give up their negotiated healthcare coverage if Bernie Sanders is elected.

  Here is more:

Bosses of a powerful service industry union in Las Vegas, Nevada, are going after 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for his plan to strip union workers of their negotiated healthcare plans in favor of Medicare for All.

Less than two weeks before the Nevada Democrat Caucus on February 22, the Culinary Union is posting flyers in the back of restaurants, bars, and hotels along the Las Vegas strip to warn their 60,000-strong union worker membership against Sanders, according to the Nevada Independent:

The flyer says Sanders, if elected president, would “end Culinary Healthcare,” “require ‘Medicare For All,’” and “lower drug prices.” [Emphasis added]

A spokeswoman for the Culinary Union said the flyer is also going out to members Tuesday night via text and email. [Emphasis added]

The Culinary Union provides health insurance for about 130,000 of its members and their family members, negotiated plans that Sanders’ Medicare for All agenda would end.

 And Bernie Sanders recently admitted this was true at a town hall meeting in Nevada but assured the people there it was a good thing he was going to take away something they negotiated for and replace it with a government program.

  This should be worrisome to union members because it gives us a glimpse into who Bernie Sanders really is and it shows us that he believes the government can better provide for the people than the unions can. Negotiating for more benefits will be out the window because Bernie Sanders believes everybody should be exactly the same and it is not fair for one to have more than another.

  And yet the media and the Democrats keep telling the American people that Donald Trump and the Republicans are going to take away healthcare and destroy the unions…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2020 8:18 am

    Strange that he went that far…… so now who does that leave the Dems? The Unions will never ever give up their healthcare,,,, Klobucher (Sp) looks like the likely pick up…. as the rest flail into oblivion.

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 14, 2020 6:08 am

      It’s hard to imagine the Democratic establishment will let Klobucher get the nomination. I have been reading stories about a brokered convention and I am beginning to wonder if that is what the leaders of the Democratic party want. My pick at that point would be Michelle Obama.


  2. February 13, 2020 4:43 pm


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  3. Bruce Booher permalink
    February 14, 2020 10:29 pm

    The message from the labor union translated; “by whining and whining about how bad labor has it, we have secured a sweet health care benefit, better than the rest. All employees are created equal, but we want our employees to be more equal than the others.”

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    • February 15, 2020 8:40 am

      That’s pretty much it and before all is said and done they will be more equal because I am sure an exception would be carved out for them to keep their healthcare. And of course we know the government is going to keep they healthcare they have.


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