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Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Red Lobster To Cut Workers Hours To Avoid Paying For Health Insurance

Papa John, John Schnatter President, the CEO of Papa Johns Pizza has a net worth of about 350 Million dollars and is was a Romney supporter who held secret fund-raisers on his sprawling mansion grounds.  He’s also a greedy douchebag that to get around paying for Obama’s healthcare plan, the Affordable Care Act he plans on cutting ALL his employee’s hours to below the mandated threshold so he doesn’t have to pay for it because it would cost him too much money.

How much money would it cost him exactly?  About 14 cents per pizza.

Yes 14 cents per pizza is the cost of health care for his employees so they can remain healthy and be more productive.    This is nothing more than corporate greed at its worst.

And unfortunately Papa John’s is not alone.  Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster have all jumped on this bus.  Threatening to freeze full hirings and/or reduce employees to skirt the ACA regulations.

Now bear in mind that Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster are not small businesses.  Each of these companies make millions in profits each year and its workforce is amongst the lowest paid and hardest working in the country.  And they care so little about the health and welfare of their employees that they would rather cut their already few low paying hours than make sure that they are taken care of.

Now this is America and they have the right to do with their businesses what they want, no matter how scummy it is.

But these businesses need to bear in mind that they are not the only pizza joints, seafood places, and italian restaurants in the country and a  loss of business, ANY LOSS of business will hurt them greatly and in Papa John’s case in the end it will cost him much more than 14 cents per pizza.

Its time for the people of America to stand up against these corporate misers who think that their workforce is nothing.

I for one will not be eating at any of these places from this moment forward.  And I would ask the same of you also until they state that they will not reduce thier workforce and hours.

This is America and as Americans its time that we start standing up for our fellow countrymen and begin to teach BIG BUSINESS that they are nothing without us.



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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3 thoughts on “Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Red Lobster To Cut Workers Hours To Avoid Paying For Health Insurance”

  1. Papa Johns will pay a SuperStar who is earning 90 million a year to do commercials for several million but he is too cheap or too arrogant to pay any insurance for his employees. I am boycotting Papa Johns, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Koch Brothers products, and Edelsons casinos. Let them throw their weight around all they want. They have to rely on customers or else they will go bankrupt. We should pick one and bring it down.

  2. I hope everyone will boycott all businesses that choose this behavior. Where is the “trickle down economics”? I call this “Pure Greed”. I would not vote for another tax break for any small business based on this kind of behavior! This is disgusting!

  3. Where, if you don’t mind, did you get your info about it costing only 14 cents per pizza? Oh, and while you are picking on these businesses, get ready for many more, and larger ones to follow suit. Back to the 14 cents per pizza, how many pizzas x the 14 cents are you talking about?

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