Community College of Allegheny County slashes hours of 400 part-time workers to avoid Obamacare

Apparently it isn't just the "greedy" private for-profit companies that are cutting back employee hours.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this story:
To Community College of Allegheny County's president, Alex Johnson, cutting hours for some 400 temporary part-time workers to avoid providing health insurance coverage for them under the impending Affordable Health Care Act is purely a cost-saving measure at a time the college faces a funding reduction. 
But to some of the employees affected, including 200 adjunct faculty members, the decision smacks of an attempt to circumvent the national health care legislation that goes into effect in January 2014. 
"It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said Adam Davis, an adjunct professor who has taught biology at CCAC since 2005. 
Temporary part-time employees received an email notice from Mr. Johnson on Tuesday informing them that the new health care act defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week. 
As a result, the college as of Dec. 31 will reduce temporary part-time employee hours to 25 per week. For adjuncts, the workload limit will be reduced from 12 to 10 credits per semester. . . .

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Blogger Circus N. Towne said...

Alternate hed: CCAC takes early lead in race to the bottom.

11/26/2012 3:23 PM  

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