I know that Biden started the campaign as the biggest champion of unions and was expected to receive the largest support of unions. There’s also the talking point that unions would lose their gold plan healthcare with Medicare for All. However, Sanders currently has the most union endorsements with 29 to Biden’s 9. (Source)
There’s also the reality that employers can take healthcare benefits away when unions go on strike.
And some unions see Medicare for All as a way to negotiate for higher wages.
Our members in Southern California enjoy high-quality, affordable health care coverage. Room attendants have full family coverage with no deductible, and co-pays are capped at $25 per month. We even have a dental center that only serves union members. Perhaps our plan’s most important feature is the eligibility requirement: members need to work a minimum of 80 hours per month to become eligible. Eighty hours a month is 20 hours a week, meaning a part-time server working three shifts a week has affordable health insurance for her family.
Given these high-quality health care benefits, why would we support a Medicare for All system?