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Obamacare and Collective Bargaining

Obamacare and Collective Bargaining 471309 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960124 71309New Labor ForumDaniel and Noyes Obamacare: Will It Work? New Labor Forum 22(1) 37 –43 Obamacare and Collective Copyright © 2013, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permission: Bargaining: The Massachusetts sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796012471309 Experience nlf.sagepub.com Malini Cadambi Daniel and Erica Rafford Noyes Keywords health care, collective bargaining, trade unions, labor The passage of the Patient Protection and Afford- learned how state health care reform affected able Care Act (ACA) in 2010 was as much a vic- the processes and outcomes of contract negotia- tory for organized labor, which identified it as a tions in sometimes unexpected ways. priority, as for President Obama. Yet there is con- We interviewed twelve Massachusetts union siderable confusion as to how the ACA will negotiators during the summer of 2012, including affect union members. With its most salient por- representatives of professional and service health tions slated for implementation in 2014, some care workers, public-sector teachers, building states are rushing and others are refusing to pre- trades, non–health care service workers, and the pare for reform, with many states somewhere in nonteaching public sector. With some larger between. “We have lots and lots of questions and unions, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Obamacare and Collective Bargaining

New Labor Forum , Volume 22 (1): 7 – Jan 1, 2013

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471309 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960124 71309New Labor ForumDaniel and Noyes Obamacare: Will It Work? New Labor Forum 22(1) 37 –43 Obamacare and Collective Copyright © 2013, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permission: Bargaining: The Massachusetts sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796012471309 Experience nlf.sagepub.com Malini Cadambi Daniel and Erica Rafford Noyes Keywords health care, collective bargaining, trade unions, labor The passage of the Patient Protection and Afford- learned how state health care reform affected able Care Act (ACA) in 2010 was as much a vic- the processes and outcomes of contract negotia- tory for organized labor, which identified it as a tions in sometimes unexpected ways. priority, as for President Obama. Yet there is con- We interviewed twelve Massachusetts union siderable confusion as to how the ACA will negotiators during the summer of 2012, including affect union members. With its most salient por- representatives of professional and service health tions slated for implementation in 2014, some care workers, public-sector teachers, building states are rushing and others are refusing to pre- trades, non–health care service workers, and the pare for reform, with many states somewhere in nonteaching public sector. With some larger between. “We have lots and lots of questions and unions,

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Published: Jan 1, 2013

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