Exclusive TOS Interview: A Conversation with Marianne Pizzitola, President of The NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees
Talk Out of School's, Dan Alicea, interviews Marianne about the New York City teacher, city worker, and retiree healthcare debacle. Learn more about the Medicare Advantage plan and Admin Code 12-126.
**** Don't miss today's, Sat. Nov. 19th, Talk Out of School broadcast at 1 pm on WBAI 99.5 FM.***
Listen to Talk Out of Schools’, Daniel Alicea, interview with Marianne Pizzitola, President of The NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees, about the New York City teacher, city worker, and retiree healthcare debacle.
They will discuss the lawsuit that halted the City’s and Municipal Labor Committee's attempt to auto-enroll city worker retirees on a Medicare Advantage plan. Also, they will speak about the latest push by the City and MLC to amend city admin code 12-126 which currently protects healthcare for all city union workers and retirees.
You can listen online at: http://wbai.org
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In this interview, you'll learn ...
The UFT and others in the MLC, first, told us that we must change the city admin code because our choice of plans will be eliminated by the judge's recent decision. Their claim is … FALSE.
They told us that our collective bargaining will be taken away if we don't amend the city admin code. EVEN MORE FALSE.
They told us this is the only way we can secure healthcare cost savings in our collective bargaining with the city or there will be no new contracts. FALSE AND FALSE AGAIN!
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Campion and Adams tried to pit in-service members against retirees. Mulgrew’s letter tried to pit in-service members against retirees.
In-service and retired workers, together
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