Cubs’ Owner’s Hatred Of Obamacare Leads To Suspended Game
[su_right_ad]This past week baseball had a bit of an embarrassment as the grounds crew for the Chicago Cubs could not get the tarpaulin on the field in time once it started raining during a game against the San Francisco Giants. The game was called, the Giants appealed, the commissioner’s office upheld the appeal. Why was the grounds crew unable to perform? They were understaffed.
The staffing issues that hamstrung the grounds crew Tuesday during a mad dash with the tarp under a sudden rainstorm were created in part by a wide-ranging reorganization last winter of game-day personnel, job descriptions and work limits designed to keep the seasonal workers – including much of the grounds crew – under 130 hours per month, according to numerous sources with direct knowledge.
That’s the full-time worker definition under “Obamacare,” which requires employer-provided healthcare benefits for “big businesses” such as a major league team.