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Obama's Union Allies Want a Big Obamacare Gift

Obama (right) with AFL-CIO President Trumka in 2010
Obama (right) with AFL-CIO President Trumka in 2010Photograph by Charles Dharapak/AP Images

Some of the U.S.’s biggest unions were also among the biggest helpers to President Obama in getting the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. These days, though, they aren’t so pleased with the way Obamacare is being implemented. That tension spilled into public view last week, when member unions of the AFL-CIO passed a resolution calling for major changes to the law at the organization’s quadrennial convention. Their demands aren’t small.

What are their hang-ups?