The meeting will focus on HEALTHCARE..
Welfare Fund benefits. Donna Costa, Executive Director, and Patrick Smith, Communications Director will provide an overview of Fund benefits.
An analysis of the proposed retiree healthcare changes. We’ll provide some history and context for the proposed move of NYC retiree healthcare benefits from traditional Medicare to a privatized Medicare Advantage plan. Discussion will follow. Speakers: Josh Freeman on the labor movement and healthcare; Barbara Caress on the history of healthcare negotiations between the Municipal Labor Committee and NYC. Freeman is a Distinguished Professor of Labor History (CUNY Graduate Center/Queens College) who has written extensively on U.S. and NYC labor. Caress teaches healthcare policy (Baruch/Sarah Lawrence) and is a consultant for the PSC.
Updates on the current status of retiree healthcare changes.