Welcome City of New York Active Employees!
page is specifically for you, the active NYC worker. We want you to
know that we were just like you, loyal union members in the City of New
York. Many of us have been retired for 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years
already. We were made certain promises and had collective-bargaining
agreements just like you do. Our agreements stated that the insurance we
had in employment would continue into retirement until our death. As
Retirees, we are also entitled to Medicare B reimbursement. These are
all benefits our unions won for us during our tenure.
Now, sadly it seems the union position which used to be protect its workers and Retirees, is making side deals behind your back and just sold out every New York City retiree.
You currently have a wide variety of insurance options as an employee. And so did we as Retirees. But your unions took all that away. Now we are being forced into one plan, and if we stay in the plan that we currently have, GHI, we have to pay a penalty premium for it. As a retiree, we no longer have union representation. No union is legally able to represent us. It is why the benefits we had at the time of our retirement is what we get to keep. We can’t vote on your contracts and we can’t vote on your union officers.
Here is a video explaining how this happened.
What you are going to hear is very disturbing. It was for us too, when we heard it, as we felt our unions sold us out. Unions, that were our families, or so we thought, for over 50 years.
Listen to this
presentation, then check our website www.nycretirees.org and then check the NYS Court site for our filings.
We hope you will ask your Unions why they sold us out, and had you ratify the collective bargaining agreements that did.
You can find those agreements here
Unions always protected their retirees. We worked hard, accepted lower wages than our private counterparts, accepted 0% wage increases many times in order to maintain our benefits. Many of your unions told you there were no givebacks in this last round of bargaining, but they didn't tell you, we were the give back. Below, you will see the CBAs, and the provisions... if the savings on our backs are not realized, the unions may have to pay some of their incentive back. For example, here are a few CBAs that all reference the MLC June 2018 letter.
Do you know what that is?
2014 MLC/OLR agreement
2018 MLC/OLR agreement
** Sanitation See #11
** EMS See #12
** UFT See #5
See: COURT DOCUMENTS - Our SUIT AGAINST THE CITY
We invite you to see our new series Faces of Retirees, we want you to meet a few retirees that this plan is going to impact financially. We want you to hear their voices and see their faces. Because One Day This Will Be You!
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About Our MissionRetirees should not have to worry about their benefits in retirement. We earned these during the decades we gave back, took a 0% in collective bargaining, or paid it back with a give back. We should be able to enjoy our retirement because we earned it. For our former unions and the City of NY to strip benefits away from us, automatically enroll us in a private for profit Medicare plan, violate the contracts that were in place when we left, is a disgrace. Fight back. Together, let our voices be heard!
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