Stating that Buttigieg’s idea of “Medicare For All Who Wants It” was “offensive and dangerous”, Sara Nelson points out that “Not every union member has a union healthcare plan that protects them.”
Flight attendants union head blasts Buttigieg for saying union members ‘fought hard’ for private insurance plans
BY ZACK BUDRYK
Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson criticized former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday for a tweet defending private health insurance, that appeared to characterize the employer-provided health benefits as gains won by union workers.
Buttigieg defended his proposed “Medicare for All Who Want It” plan, saying 14 million union members have “fought hard for strong employer-provided health benefits” in a tweet Wednesday morning.
Nelson, who played a key role in ending the federal government shutdown last year, called the invocation of labor rights “offensive and dangerous.”
For profit healthcare doesn’t work, @PeteButtigieg. It’s killing people & putting working people in financial ruin. The whole country knows it. Collective bargaining is about problem solving. Don’t use unions to promote division – that’s only good for the profiteers. #WeNeedCare
— Sara Nelson (@FlyingWithSara) February 12, 2020