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Old 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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Staples, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, has told its employees not to work more than 25 hours per week, according to a Buzzfeed report on Monday.

Staples CEO Ronald Sargent brought home $10.8 million in total compensation in 2013. The company reported net profit of $620.1 million in net profit through Feb. 1, 2014.

"There is no reason for an employer who is not currently providing health care to their workers to discourage them from either getting health insurance on the job or being able to avail themselves of the Affordable Care Act,” Obama said in the interview Tuesday.

"I haven’t looked at Staples stock lately or what the compensation of the CEO is, but I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic financial security, and if they can't, then they should be willing to allow those workers to get the Affordable Care Act without cutting wages," Obama said.

Staples shot back on Wednesday, saying the company's policy on part-time workers was more than a decade old and not a response to the 2010 health care law, known as Obamacare.
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Should be required reading for the critics who mindlessly repeat Fox blaming the part time worker numbers on the ACA . . as I have said numerous times . . This type of gamesmanship has been going on long before ACA came into the picture . .

Just think . . The CEO would have to sacrifice 10 % or so of his salary to provide decent benefits for his employees.

Obama slams Staples, big companies on healthcare: 'Shame on them' - BuzzFeed | Reuters

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If they all called in sick on the same day I wonder if he'd see the value. This is why we need unions. But alas, they're the devil incarnate.
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