An agreement to tax high-cost, employer-sponsored health insurance plans,
announced with fanfare by the White House and labor unions last month, is losing
support from labor leaders, who say the proposal is too high a price to pay for
the limited health care package they expect to emerge from Congress.
Why this change of heart? Well the administration and Senate's inability to deliver on anything of substance for labor in the last year is a driving factor. EFCA withered on the vine as health care reform stalled. Craig Becker's nomination to the National Labor Relations Board went down in the Senate and the administration immediately pledged not to appoint Becker via a recess appointment.