The whole time that the unions were acting like Brownshirts, strong arming people at the townhall meetings, I was thinking to myself, I said, "Self, what's their motivation for this". And, now we know.
WASHINGTON -- Antilabor forces say it's welfare for the UAW and Democrats' union allies. Labor supporters say it falls short of what's needed as tens of thousands of union members are pushed into early retirement as employers cut back health care coverage.
They're both talking about a $10-billion provision tucked deep inside thousands of pages of health care overhaul bills that could help the UAW's retiree health-care plan and other union-backed plans.
$10B aimed at union retirees | Detroit Free Press | Freep.com