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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:51 PM

Taco Bell Franchise Cuts Single Mom Johnna Davis' Hours Because Of Obamacare

A Taco Bell employee in Guthrie, Okla., is speaking out after the fast-food franchise cut her hours to avoid costs associated with Obamacare, reports News9.

For Johnna Davis, a single mother of three who saw her hours fall in December to 28 hours a week, the change not only means a smaller paycheck. It also strips her of the right to receive health benefits from Taco Bell, a right that would have kicked in under Obamacare in 2014 had the franchise continued to give Davis a full-time schedule of hours.

Owners of fast-food franchises across the nation are blind-siding hourly employees like Davis by cutting their weekly hours -- and, in turn, their paychecks -- to dodge Obamacare costs.

The new law, which obliges businesses with more than 50 employees to offer benefits to staffers averaging at least 30 hours of work per week, doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2014. But to determine whether employees work enough hours on average to receive benefits, businesses must track schedules at least three months in advance of 2014, prompting some bosses to begin restructuring payrolls now.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/taco-bell-obamacare_n_2433947.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

I don't eat at Taco Bell but for those that do, here is another place to boycott

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Reply Taco Bell Franchise Cuts Single Mom Johnna Davis' Hours Because Of Obamacare (Original post)
appleannie1 Jan 2013 OP
spanone Jan 2013 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #2
Generic Other Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #8
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #6

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:52 PM

1. not because of Obamacare, because they're assholes.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:19 PM

7. Yup

Disgusting

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:55 PM

2. It's not company policy, just the franchisee's.

Taco Bell Corp. spokesman Rob Poetsch said Treadwell's recent actions are not those of the parent company. "These are actions by an independent franchisee, not Taco Bell Corp., and do not represent the company’s views," Poetsch wrote.


So boycotting all Taco Bells wouldn't make any sense - just boycott this one. (I don't eat at any Taco Hell, either, but for entirely different reasons relating to fattening, greasy food.)

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:03 PM

4. These rogue franchises are forcing corporate to commit to the program

The higher-ups don't seem to like the bad publicity. Good.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:58 PM

3. Thanks, as the post above states.. it's not the company, taco bell's, policy..

but, the franchise.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:07 PM

5. But dontcha think ...

the franchiser has influence on the franchisee?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:52 PM

8. Maybe they will if Protests start shrinking their

bottom line?

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:11 PM

6. I talked to a local Pizza Hut manager I know right before New Year's, they are doing this too

All employees will be under thirty hours a week at her franchise.

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