Community College of Allegheny County is cutting hours for some 400 temporary part-time workers as of Dec. 31 in a move to save money by not having to provide health insurance coverage for them under the Affordable Health Care Act
The Post-Gazette reports that, according to CCAC's president, Alex Johnson, the move is to save money during a time the college faces a funding reduction.
But according to the Post-Gazette, some of the employees affected, including 200 adjunct faculty members, feel the decision is an attempt to circumvent the national health care legislation that goes into effect in January 2014.
The decision affects only temporary part-time employees and not permanent part-time employees who already are eligible to participate in the college's health care plan.
For more about the plan that Johnson presented to Allegheny County Council last week and reaction from adjunct faculty affected by the cuts, check out these stories:
- Health care law brings double dose of trouble for CCAC part-time profs, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare, www.breitbart.com
- CCAC Cuts Adjuncts' Hours to Avoid Obamacare Requirements, Huffington Post
- CCAC's decision to cut adjunct, part-timers hours may seed union effort, Pittsburgh City Paper
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