The Takers and the Makers – ‘Fast-Food Worker Hours Cut, New Health Care Law Blamed’
Let’s just make poor people even poorer rather then even try to part of the solution.
‘A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame’.
‘The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week’.
‘Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week’.
‘Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he can’t afford to stay in operation and pay for everyone’s health insurance’.
‘There are 11 Wendy’s restaurants in the metro’.
‘Burdette says the decision affects around 100 employees. It was a tough one and he understands why people are upset, but the hour reduction is effective in two weeks for all non-management. Management employees will continue to have benefits as they are officially full time’.
From : http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Fast-Food-Worker-Hours-Cut—185827392.html