Updated Video Message Updated Video Message Dec. 31
OK GANG - It's Crunch time. The Adams/Mulgrew/MLC/OLR/DRACULA TEAM HAVE FOUND A FLUNKIE TO INTRO A BILL TO CHANGE THE ADMIN CODE ---
Council Member Carmen DeLaRosa, Chair of Civil Service & Labor and
Speaker Adrienne Adams will bring the MLC Admin Code amendment to the
floor on Wednesday January 4th. Tentative hearings on Jan. 9, 10 and Vote on Jan. 19.
We are hearing rumors from city council people that the UFT is threatening those who vote not to change the code with loss of UFT endorsements - pretty funny when Unity at a recent exec bd meeting argued that no one issue should be used to deny a politician an endorsement.
This is your assignment.
First, it has been confirmed that the Chair of the Civil Service & Labor Committee Carmen DeLaRosa will be bringing the bill drafted by the MLC and OLR to the floor on Wednesday, January 4th at Noon.
It is suggested we go to the hearing they scheduled on January 9th and the final vote on January 19th. (SEE BELOW).
We will put out more information regarding these dates and how YOU can testify.
Lastly, because this is going to her committee, you will need to call & email them daily. The list is below.
List of City Council Members on the Civil Service and Labor to be called:
(CALL BOTH NUMBERS)
28 Speaker Adrienne E. Adams Legislative Office: 212-788-6850 District Office: 718-206-2068
10 Hon. Carmen De La Rosa Legislative Office: 212-788-7053 District Office: 917-521-2616
3 Hon. Erik Bottcher District Office: 212-564-7757
5 Hon. Julie Menin Legislative Office: 212-788-6865
11 Hon. Eric Dinowitz Legislative Office: (212) 788-7080 District Office: (718) 549-7300
15 Hon. Oswald Feliz Legislative Office:212-788-6966 District Office: 718-842-8100
21 Hon. Francisco P. Moya 212-788-6862 District Office: 718-651-1917
22 Hon. Tiffany Cabán Legislative Office: 212-788-6963 District Office: 718-274-4500
37 Hon. Sandy Nurse Legislative Office: 212-788-7284 District Office: 718-642-8664
40 Hon. Rita Joseph Legislative Office: 212-788-7352 District Office:718-287-8762
49 Hon. Kamillah Hanks Legislative Office: 212-788-6972 District Office: 718-556-7370
EMAIL THE CIVIL SERVICE & LABOR COMMITTEE:
Copy/Paste these email addresses into your email:
The File for the List of CM is here if you want to save it: https://mcusercontent.com/.../
SUBJECT: PROTECTING Admin Code 12-126 PROTECTS RETIREES
The City Council is being threatened that if they don’t amend the statute to force retirees into the Medicare Advantage, the Mayor will do that on his own. Amending the statute does the same thing! Why should the City Council amend the law if the Mayor will do this anyway? Why do his dirty work? Let the Mayor take the political hit for hurting retirees and remove City Council Members from the ire of retirees and constituents in their next election. If the Mayor does this act, the Retirees will be able to challenge and win this in court where we have been successful because the City has violated the law and this is his way around it. If the City Council amends this Administrative Code, they will affirmatively be hurting retirees and preventing us from winning this in Court. Don’t prevent us from winning again in court. We served our time as employees and have a right to enjoy our time as retirees with proper care that we earned and paid for.
Don’t buy the Big Lie. Don’t amend the Code, protect it like every City Council before you has against a greedy Mayor. Protect 12-126. Scheinman has no jurisdiction over the City Council nor the Retirees.
We request that you do NOT support the bill being introduced on January 9th by Civil Service and Labor Chair DeLaRosa.
Thank you for protecting us from financial peril and losing our healthcare.
Name _________________, Retiree or Employee
Agency, years of service, year retired
January 4th @ 12pm City Hall: Bill to be introduced
January 9th @ 10am City Hall: Civil Service and Labor Committee Meeting **JOIN US AT THIS HEARING!!!
January 19th @ 1:30pm City Hall: Stated Meeting and Vote on the Bill **JOIN US AT THE VOTE
If you are on Twitter and Instagram, please comment and share our messages.
We also created an OPEN FaceBook Page https://www.facebook.com/
Here is one of Marianne's video from a few days ago:
This is a call to arms.
Please reserve on your calendar the FOLLOWING dates: January 4, 9, 10, 19th. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO CONVENE AT CITY HALL ON EVERY ONE OF THOSE DATES. We will update you next week.
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO IN THIS EMAIL.
It explains that Council Member Carmen DeLaRosa, Chair of Civil Service & Labor and Speaker Adrienne Adams will bring the MLC Admin Code amendment to the floor on Wednesday January 4th. YOU MUST ACT NOW and tell them NOT to amend the Administrative code and remind them the Scheinman paper they all think is arbitration is NOT. It was paid propaganda and his OPINION, and it is NOT legally binding. EMAIL EVERY COUNCIL MEMBER, a sample script is below!
This is the list of Council Members. Click to open! Make sure you send emails to CM Carmen DeLa Rosa and Speaker Adrienne Adams when you email all the others!
If you are on Twitter or Instagram find us and share our message. @NYCRETIREES
Next week we will advise you the next steps. SHARE THIS MESSAGE!
Yours in TRUE Solidarity,
The NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees
PS: In addition to our private FaceBook Group, we created a PUBLIC Page so you can share our messages! https://www.facebook.com/NYCRetirees
If you need a sample script when emailing or calling the Council.
We have been advised that Civil Service and Labor Chair Carmen DeLaRosa and Speaker Adrienne Adams will be bringing the MLC Administrative Code Modification to the City Council floor on Wednesday January 4th at NOON. YOU HAVE HOMEWORK EMAIL City COUNCIL, especially CM DeLaRosa and Speaker Adrienne Adams (the Full list is here: https://mcusercontent.com/036ef3a3db4831f1dc593990d/files/df85df38-69ff-72b6-9621-fe82156dc2d4/Council_Member_List.pdf )
Signed, YOUR NAME AND YEAR/AGENCY YOU RETIRED or Where you work
Your friends, and retirees in SOLIDARITY...
The NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees
Donations are Needed! It is fall, copays, inflation, etc, but we need to keep donations coming in to fund our October litigation!
TO DONATE TO THE LEGAL FUND
4. We Now Accept Donations via VENMO
Donation Instructions to Support Our Class Action Suit Against the City To Protect Our Retiree Healthcare:
We worked decades for our benefits! Let’s make sure the City and the MLC don’t take them away!
A suggested $25 Donation* will help start the fight to keep our
current benefits. Give more if you can, and/or often! If you cannot
meet the minimum suggested donation, we appreciate whatever you can give
towards this fight for our benefits. We also added the option to make
your donation recurring (monthly) as was requested.
The fundraiser group is incorporated as a Non-Profit. ALL proceeds go to
fund the organization and its legal challenge. Volunteer retirees are
running this effort. Our 501C3 is pending.
TO DONATE, HERE ARE 4 SIMPLE WAYS!
1.Zelle using email NYCOrgofpublicserviceretirees@gmail.com
2. Make your check out to:
NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees PO Box 941
Venice, FL 34284 (our treasurer lives in FL)
3. Or click on this Paypal link:
VENMO is a Phone App or can be used on a PC or Tablet
You can download and install the Phone App from the Android Play Store or Apple App Store. There may be fees involved using this method.
Our ID is: @NYCRetirees
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