Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Cutting 400 Instructors, Support Staff & and PT Instructors to Avoid Paying for Obamacare
Thanks Barack Obama … America, you get what you vote for.
Obamacare responsible for 400 of the Community College of Allegheny County instructors, support staff and part time instructors having their hours reduced. Obama just things that money grows on trees and has no concept how any business actually works. More revenues must be brought in than expenses paid out. Then again, Obama has not had a budget in 4 years and has increased the federal deficit by nearly $6 trillion in his first term. To any thinking person, it was obvious that colleges, restaurants and businsesses were going to have to cut and make adjustments to pay for being forced to insure individuals.
“It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it,” said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours. The move will save an estimated $6 million. “While it is of course the college’s preference to provide coverage to these positions, there simply are not funds available to do so,” said CCAC spokesperson David Hoovler. “Several years of cuts or largely flat funding from our government supporters have led to significant cost reductions by CCAC, leaving little room to trim the college’s budget further.” The solution, says United Steelworkers representative Jeff Cech, is that adjunct professors should unionize in an attempt to thwart schools seeking similar cost-savings efforts from avoiding Obamacare.