Short-sighted union leaders who oppose Medicare for All — like James Hoffa of the Teamsters — think they can strengthen their own individual unions by using private health insurance as an organizing tool. But they’re sacrificing their members’ wages in the process.
Ryan Haney is a rank-and-file union member in Texas.
Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they’ll have to organize.