Obamacare Threatens Fast Food Workers with Reduced Hours

“To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me.”

Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises in Maine, told NBC News this week that he’s cutting the hours of 50 workers to under 29 hours-a-week to avoid the Obamacare provision requiring employers to offer insurance coverage to employees who work 30 hours or more per week.

Subway workers aren’t the only ones threatened by the high costs associated with the provision. McDonald’s, White Castle, and Wendy’s franchise owners have made similar comments in the past few months.

Even the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which supports Obamacare, admitted in a letter sent to Congress that the bill is threatening to “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the middle class.”

“Wait a year. You’ll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time,” UFCW President Joseph Hansen told NBC News.

Instead of waiting to see how many people suffer under Obamacare, it’s time to draw the line in the sand and defund Obamacare now.