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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.

December 23, 2022

Arbitrator’s decision on healthcare could impact PSC members, retirees

December 22, 2022 Dear PSC member, Last week arbitrator Martin Scheinman issued a decision on NYC retiree healthcare that could have major implications for PSC members, both retired and active. I am writing with an update, and ask that you stay in touch with your City Council representative on this issue. If…

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