The trustees of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund voted on August 20, 2012 to extend basic health insurance coverage for eligible adjuncts while the final stages of negotiations on a new health insurance plan for adjuncts are completed. As Clarion went to press, those talks had made progress but were still underway; check the PSC website for updates.
David Seiple, an adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at BMCC and LaGuardia, asks a question during the August 22 meeting.
About 160 people attended a packed question-and-answer session for adjunct health insurance participants on August 22, 2012, at the PSC union hall. President Barbara Bowen, VP for Part-Time Personnel Marcia Newfield, Welfare Fund Director Larry Morgan and others fielded questions addressing issues such as how to enroll in the current benefit program, which the Welfare Fund’s trustees voted to extend through September 30, 2012. The speakers reported that significant progress had been made in the negotiations, but that the complexity of the issue has required more time than anticipated.
The PSC and the University proposed the extension to allow completion of the talks on new adjunct health insurance coverage, which have continued on a daily basis.
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