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Staples: Don't Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare! Please Sign!

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Staple is cutting part time workers hours so they don't have to provide health insurance!


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Freya H (345)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:53 am
This appears to indicate two things: 1) Businesses don't care about their employees, and 2) Obamacare is not the solution to our health care crisis. I'm not saying either is true, but it sure seems that way - and it doesn't make Staples look good. At least Costco treats its employees well.

jan b (5)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:53 am
This was posted twice now......must be a lousy-company to do this on purpose just to protest the ACA that will provide EVERYONE with healthcare.

BUT read on......No employer has to offer coverage. Some large businesses that don't offer coverage meeting certain standards may have to make a shared responsibility payment in 2015.

If you have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, you are not subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility parts of the law. You may use SHOP to offer coverage for your employees.
As of January 1, 2015:

If you have 50 or more FTEs you may have to make an Employer Shared Responsibility Payment if at least 1 of your full-time employees gets lower costs on their monthly premiums when buying insurance in the Marketplace.
Learn more about the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment

Have questions about the SHOP Marketplace for businesses with 50 or fewer employees? Call 1-800-706-7893 (TTY users: 1-800-706-7915). Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Agents and brokers may also use this number.

Solitary E (324)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:02 am
Signed with a comment and shared.

Sue H (7)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:25 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:31 am
Noted and signed. TY Timothy

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:52 am
Just singed-thx Timothy

Arielle S (313)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:21 am
Just another excuse for poor pay and no benefits.....I can and will shop other places than Staples.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:30 am

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 11:38 am
I agree with Arielle-------just an excuse.

Roger G (148)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:42 pm
noted, thanks

Sandra K. W (92)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:59 pm
Signed with Love.

David C (75)
Monday December 23, 2013, 2:26 pm
just one more company not to shop at....and just one more reason for medicare for all aka option of universal health care coverage......

Pogle S (88)
Monday December 23, 2013, 2:48 pm
s&n - nice one Janice b

S J (124)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:40 pm
Done, thanks Timothy

Sara V (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 6:08 pm
"must be a lousy-company to do this on purpose just to protest the ACA that will provide EVERYONE with healthcare. "

Well, if you owned a company and had to make expenses with the slim profit margins prevalent these days, wouldn't it just be common sense to take measures to enable yourself to do so into the future? If Staples continued to give 30-35 hours per week to its part-time employees and were forced to pay into ACA health insurance as a consequence, and then went belly up, would that be better? No jobs? I don't know where people get the idea that all companies have huge piles of money sitting around from which we may all righteously help ourselves.

The ACA is not providing health care to everyone, it is the young people and businesses like Staples who are expected to take the monetary hit to do so. If you're getting benefits you aren't paying for yourself, that is being a leech. Too many parasites kills the host - Staples is trying not to be killed.

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday December 23, 2013, 6:54 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Staples: Don't Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare!", Also Noted.
Thank You Timothy.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 7:21 am
Signed. I an glad it's not where I go for office supplies.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 8:25 am
previously signed
with 132,796 supporters
A lot of restaurant chains are doing the same despicable thing. Slim profit margin?!...when these big companies pay their CEOs bonuses in the 6 or 7 figures?
Shared on FB, thanks

Sara V (0)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 10:52 am
"Slim profit margin?!...when these big companies pay their CEOs bonuses in the 6 or 7 figures?"

How much would you want to be paid if you were head of such a large enterprise?

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:43 am
Signed ...

fly bird (26)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:27 am
signed ty
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