Friday, December 7, 2012

Applebee's vs. ObamaCare

Below is an email from Dan Haney, a MoveOn member in Philadelphia who created a petition on, the nonprofit, progressive petition site. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.

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Dear MoveOn member,

Immediately after the election, executives and franchise owners from Papa John's, Olive Garden, and Applebee's all threatened to cut employees' hours to avoid paying for the Affordable Care Act's insurance requirement.

Since then, a grassroots backlash has forced the owners of Papa John's and Olive Garden to back off these threats and commit not to manipulate workers' hours to deny them health care.

That's great! But now we need to make sure Applebee's does the same, because if any company gets away with cutting their workers' hours to avoid ObamaCare, it's only a matter of time before the rest of corporate America does it too.

Click here to tell Applebee's to publicly commit not to dodge ObamaCare by cutting workers' hours.

That's why I created a petition on to the CEOs of Applebee's, which says:

We will not patronize your businesses if you go ahead with cutting your employees' hours because of ObamaCare. By doing this, you are showing America that you don't care about the health and welfare of your hard-working and loyal employees who help make your companies successful, making you billions. Keep this in mind: If your employees don't have health care in order to get well when they do get sick, those same employees come to work sick and can pass their illnesses on to us as they prepare or serve our food. They often don't have paid sick days and can't afford to miss a day of work to get better.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Dan Haney

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