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January 21, 2023

CUNY requires students and employees to be fully vaccinated for Spring semester, but no need for boosters

CUNY students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend spring classes, although they do not have to show that they have got booster shots, CUNY officials recently announced.

January 19, 2023

Adams Blasted for Proposed Library Cuts

Library staff, community leaders, students, and parents on Tuesday evening rallied against proposed budget cuts for libraries citywide in front of Queens Borough Public Library’s Sunnyside branch.

January 13, 2023

Statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State

We are heartened to see Gov. Hochul commit to continuing implementation of her vision for the transformation of our state’s higher education system in her State of the State policy book. After years of public disinvestment, she committed last year to increase CUNY and SUNY funding by $1.5 billion over…

January 12, 2023

Retirees want NYC to say no to Medicare Advantage

This time next week, New York City might be switching out the Medicare coverage it has traditionally given retired city workers and their dependents, and instead signing them up for coverage with a privately managed “Medicare Advantage” or Medicare Part C health insurance plan.

January 10, 2023

Solidarity With Striking Nurses

PSC members stand in solidarity with the 7,000 striking nurses at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Striking for patient safety is a bold act of caring, exactly what we would expect from the workers on the front lines…

January 9, 2023

CUNY union testifies against potential switch to Medicare Advantage healthcare plan

City retirees and union members testified Monday against a proposed change to an administrative code that would shift the healthcare plan for roughly 250,000 retirees to Medicare Advantage, a privatized version of the current healthcare plan.

January 9, 2023

A better way for retiree health care

For more than half a century, New York City has kept a covenant with its workers: your wages will be modest — lower than those of your counterparts in the suburbs or the private sector — but as a full-time employee you will be entitled to health care coverage without…

January 5, 2023

James Davis: An Urgent Request on NYC Health Benefits

January 4, 2023 Dear PSC members and retirees, Happy New Year! I am writing with another update on New York City health benefits and an urgent request. The City Council has scheduled a critical vote on changing the NYC Administrative Code. This change would clear the path for the City…

December 30, 2022

PSC/CUNY Proposal for NYC Employee Health Benefits Program

December 30, 2022 The recommendations offered by Martin Scheinman on the future of healthcare for New York City retirees and employees present a false choice: either the City must force NYC retirees into private, for-profit Medicare Advantage or it must impose monthly healthcare premiums. These are not the only options.…

December 27, 2022

Retirees’ Medicare fight has Council ally

Municipal retirees battling the city’s proposed shift to a private Medicare plan for its 250,000 retired workers have a prominent ally in the City Council.

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