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Friday, August 17, 2012

Can the leaders help?

Can the leaders help? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Anonymously contributed: Can the LLNS and LANS LLCs with majority partner UC modify their practices to be more efficient for employees? Right now, LANS and LLNS employees suffer from higher insurance rates and less choices because they are part of small, older employee pools. Can UC leaders tweek the relationships with the LLCs so that the employees can join the larger pools without risk to other pool members to gain better economies of scale? Signficant savings might result to employees as the economies of scale are distributed. Is this possible? Is there a leader out there who can make this happen? Drell? Garamendi? Mara? Chu? Schultz? Blum?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard the employees at lanl receive their medical from uc
where as llnl get bent over

Anonymous said...

Is there a leader out there who can make this happen? Drell? Garamendi? Mara? Chu? Schultz? Blum?

Response by these folks........yaawwwnnnn!

Anonymous said...

There were no real leaders mentioned in your list.

Anonymous said...

The answer is NO and they should NOT!

Anonymous said...

I heard the employees at lanl receive their medical from uc
where as llnl get bent over


You heard wrong. LANL employees (and retirees) get their medical from LANS. Additionally, LANS self-insures, so the risk pool is miniscule compared to UC or other large insurance pools.

Now add to that the fact that Bechtel sends us their "managers" on two-year rotations and places them on LANS insurance even though they really remain Bechtel employees and you see what a sweet deal Bechtel gets out of this arrangement. These managers are never in the pool long enough to contribute much to the fund but they are in the pool long enough to tap it for expensive medical needs.

The taxpayers sure have gotten swindled with the whole LLC lab management approach. But those elected officials who visited this gold-plated disaster on us most certainly got their campaign contributions!

Anonymous said...

Remember the SPSE in 2007. The tried to get us to represent us as a Union.
What did we do? We thought "Oh Unions are for blue collar workers, not us".
Who is laughing now?

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