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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:05 PM

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

Taco Bell Franchise Cuts Single Mom Johnna Davis' Hours Because Of Obamacare
The Huffington Post | By Nate C. Hindman
Posted: 01/08/2013 4:28 pm EST | Updated: 01/09/2013 1:05 am EST



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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 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.

Davis told News9 that workers at the Guthrie Taco Bell were led to believe employee health benefits were on the way. "What we were being told was one thing, and that was, ‘We’re going to offer benefits, we’ll just keep all of our full-time employees,'" she said. "Then come December, their whole story changed."

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More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/taco-bell-obamacare_n_2433947.html?utm_hp_ref=small-business&utm_hp_ref=small-business






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. It is time for Americans to write and promote a boycott

for all these corporations that are doing t his.

Put your money into good corporations. Put your voice out to commend the good ones and condemn the bad ones.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:15 PM

4. Agreed... Maybe An Internet, Twitter, Facebook, Wall Of Shame Is In Order...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:17 PM

6. all of the above.

and it has to be done ASAP.

In Canada ...all the Taco Bells employees have health care and minimum wage. What a shame American Taco Bells don't have this for their employees.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:14 PM

2. Time to start picketing ANY business that does this. And BTW, she will be able to get full

Medicaid healthcare coverage in 2014 because she is working poor with kids. And she won't have to pay a dime. Now we need to just work on getting her a REAL effing job.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:22 PM

8. Kestrel, you'll have to picket every major business in the USA.

Because they ALL are going to do it.

Those of us who criticised the provisions of 'Obamacare', here, back in late 2009 through 2010, kept telling everybody businesses would do this.

Those who think 'boycotting' will make them change this tactic which hurts the working poor will discover protesting is as effective as when many of us tried to "BUY AMERICAN" back in the 1980s to keep jobs here in the USA.

BTW, Medicaid sort of sucks because many good clinics, and nearly all MDs in private of limited practice, can't afford to accept patients because Medicaid reimbursements are below the costs of providing care.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:36 PM

10. No she won't

The owner of that restaurant will still have to pay - just through taxes for the Medicaid. Then he/she will bitch and moan about this woman who WANTS to work not working hard enough.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:15 PM

3. I think I must write a letter to Corp HQ and call my local TB franchises to lodge my future...

refusals to spend my money to eat at (or from) Ticky Tacky Taco Bell(s).

Fortunately I live in Old Mexico (now central Cali) where one can eat most excellent authentic Mexican food at quite reasonable prices, although TB was good for a quick drive-thru now and then.



Adios green burritos!! No más taco bell!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:16 PM

5. MANY of us on DU predicted this result. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:19 PM

7. I bet their stupid dog mascot has health insurance but not their employees.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:24 PM

9. Well...Boycott! I haven't eaten in Taco Bell since 2000...but, for those who do

TAKE ACTION!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:23 PM

11. Another glaring example of why Single Payer was the way to go.

 

Maybe now they will figure it out in Washington DC

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:24 PM

12. + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!!

EXACTLY !!!




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