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This Week in the PSC (11.08.16): Go Vote!

Apr 11, 2017

Hilary Clinton is the AFT-endorsed candidate for president, supported also by NYSUT and PSC. Click here for the NYSUT Voter Guide. Clinton and many of the NYSUT candidates are also endorsed by the Working Families Party. Polls are open from 6 AM – 9 PM. Click here to find your polling place.

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.

Labor Goes to the Movies: Meek’s Cutoff—Fri., Nov. 11

PSC’s film series will explore the theme “The Politics of Genre” by screening Meek’s Cutoff (Reichardt, 2010) on Fri., Nov. 11 in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). The film tells the story of a wagon train guide, Meek, who seems to be lost, and the mistrust that develops among the group as a result. Meek’s Cutoff is a unique and original take on the western genre, highlighting the lives and roles of women in the group. Doors open at 6 PM. Refreshments provided. There is a $2 suggested donation. Learn more.

PSC Awarded Multiple Honors by the International Labor Communications Association

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. Click here for a full list of the awards and awardees.

Visit the online calendar for locations and more information

NYC Tech Chapter Meeting, Nov 10, 12:30pm

College of Staten Island Chapter Meeting, Nov 10, 2:00pm

Watchdog Health and Safety Clinic, Nov 10, 4:30pm

Delegate Assembly, Nov 10, 6:30pm

BMCC HEO Meeting, Nov 11, 12:30pm

International Committee Meeting, Nov 11, 4:00pm

Labor Goes to the Movies: Meek’s Cutoff, Nov 11, 6:00pm

Brooklyn College Chapter Meeting, Nov 15, 12:00pm

Legislation Committee Meeting, Nov 15, 6:00pm

Queens College Chapter Meeting, Nov 16, 12:30pm

CUNY Rising Alliance Meeting, Nov 16, 6:30pm

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