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Fall 2016 Health Benefits Open Enrollment/Transfer Period Information for Current CUNY Employees

The Fall 2016 Health Benefits Program Transfer Period begins October 11, 2016 and ends November 11, 2016. Health plan changes requested during the transfer period will be effective the first day of your first full payroll period in January 2017. The Annual Transfer Period is your only opportunity to make changes. Click here for the 2016 Transfer Period Employee Notice. The Enrollment/Transfer Period for Young Adult Coverage to Age 26 is October 11 – November 11 (changes become effective January 2, 2017). The Enrollment/Transfer Period for the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Dental Plan is October 11 – November 11 (changes become effective January 1, 2017). Click here for CUNY’s listing of Open Enrollment/Transfer Period dates.

Fall 2016 health Benefits Transfer Period Information for CUNY Retirees

The Fall 2016 Health Benefits Transfer Period for retirees begins November 1 and ends November 30, 2016. During this period, all retirees may transfer from their current health plan to any other plan for which they are eligible, or they may add Optional Rider coverage to their present plan (the Optional Rider can be dropped at any time). Changes requested during the Transfer Period are effective January 1, 2017. Exception: When transferring into a Medicare HMO plan other than during a Transfer Period, transfers will become effective on the first day of the month following the processing of the special health plan application provided by the health plan. For more information, call the Retirees Inquiries line at the NYC Office of Labor Relations between 9 AM – 3 PM Monday – Friday: (212) 513-0470.

The PSC racked up five first-place and 13 total honors in the International Labor Communications Association 2016 Labor Media Awards. PSC staff, members and supporters were recognized for Best Photo Essay or Gallery, Best News Story, and Best Collateral from a Political Action/ Organizing Campaign. They also took home first-place Saul Miller Awards for writing about collective bargaining and organizing. Communications from the contract campaign accounted for most of the award-winning content, but awards also went to a member profile and a labor history. Second-place awards of general excellence for a union print publication and a single-issue publication went, respectively, to the union’s newspaper, Clarion, and to the PSC Social Safety Net Committee’s booklet Defending The Social Safety Net: A Call To Action. Read more for a full list of the awards.

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Call to Action!
Join us and find out how we can improve CUNY for ALL students!

Call to Action!
Join us and find out how we can improve CUNY for ALL students!

Join PSC Members for the Kick-off in NYC, Sun., Oct. 2, 9:30 AM

Ten years ago the State Court of Appeals ordered Albany to increase funding for many school districts to comply with the state constitution’s requirement that all children receive a "sound basic education." But Albany isn’t providing the court-ordered funding, and many Black, Latino, and low-income students are still suffering from systemic neglect. The Alliance for Quality Education is walking 150 miles to Albany to demand that NYS fully fund education in every district in New York. The CUNY Rising Alliance is supporting the effort, and you can too, by walking the NYC leg of the journey or attending the kick-off event at Tweed Courthouse, Sun., Oct. 2 at 9:30 AM. Click here to sign up with AQE.

Help to Get Out the Vote for the General Election on November 8

PSC members made thousands of calls to help pro-CUNY, pro-labor candidates win in the primaries. We will do thousands more calls and take part in labor walks to win the White House and reshape the State legislature. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who made calls, did labor walks and otherwise contributed to these victories. Phone banks are scheduled every Wednesday evening between now and the November 8 General Election and other GOTV opportunities are soon to be announced. PSC members can sign up here.

NYS Legislative Primary Results

Thanks to boots-on-the-ground support from PSC members and our colleagues at NYSUT, K-16 public education allies in the state legislature like Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Members Pam Harris and Latrice Walker won their primaries in September. The victories came despite the incumbents being outspent 6:1 by New York’s pro-school-voucher Super PAC. In New York City, NYSUT/PSC-endorsed Senate candidate Robert Jackson narrowly lost in a tight three-way race, earning 29.72 % percent of the vote. Paul Newell, whom we also endorsed, lost the primary to represent Assembly District 65 in lower Manhattan. Click here to see all the primary results.

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HEOs in the new contract

Special Guests
Andrea Vasquez, HEO Chapter Chair
Iris DeLutro, Cross Campus Vice President for Cross Campus Units

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