Unintended consequences takes down another one. LOL! Verizonâs Strikers Striking To Save Cadillac Health Plans From ObamaCare Realities Posted by LaborUnionReport Friday, August 19th at 10:30AM EDT As of Thursday morning, there have been 202 incidents of sabotage since 45,000 Communications Workers of American (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members went out on strike to preserve their Cadillac health plans. Of course, that was Thursday morning and, since the strike has been going on for about 10 days, the number of incidents caused by union unknown vandals will have likely increased, which makes the number cited in this Verizon-prepared video already outdated: Now, granted, the unions would want the public to believe that they are vandalizing fighting Verizon to preserve the middle class. The reality is, however, the unions are fighting a fight they themselves created and are now having to defend the very âCadillac health plansâ that were so controversial during the ObamaCare debate. In fact, if it werenât so pathetic that the unions are misleading both the public and their members on the root cause of the strike, one might actually find some cynical humor in the fact that the CWA & IBEW strike against Verizon is a strike of the unionsâ (and Democratsâ) own makingâespecially since unions are the ones that pushed so hard for ObamaCare to begin with and, as a result, wound up costing their employers even more than they were already paying for those Cadillac plans. Since Verizon is already spending $4 billion per year covering 800,000 employees, retirees and their families, one might think the unions would have told their members that they may eventually have to give up the Cadillac in exchange for a Chevy. However, the unions didnâtâeven though Verizon did more than a year ago. In fact, as the National Review noted last year, Verizon was forewarning its employees in 2010 that the passage of ObamaCare would increase the companyâs costs and possibly reduce benefits: Oops! So, it appears that 45,000 strikers are striking over a monstrosity their own union bosses helped create. This makes it even more ironic when a union striker complains about the companyâs notification that, while heâs on strike, heâs going to have to pick up the whole tab if he wants to continue his benefit coverage. Sorry to break it to you Ms. Sullivan, but you now know what the rest of the middle class has known for years. While the vast majority of us in America have been paying a portion of our health care premiums for years, the Verizon strikers have paid nothing toward their premiumsâdespite the ever-increasing costs and despite the fact that their unions just got ObamaCare passed which will increase costs on all Americans.