Marianne Pizzitola of NYC Retirees fact checks Mulgrew's tall tales from the last UFT Retiree Teachers Chapter meeting
Arthur Goldstein of 'Union Matters' also provides analysis of the meeting.
Marianne Pizzitola, the powerhouse labor leader of the NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees, recently published a series of four YouTube videos that fact check some of the yarns UFT President Michael Mulgrew told retirees of the the last UFT Retiree Teachers Chapter meeting, held on November 28th.
She provides play by play commentary to Mulgrew’s answers to retirees at the meeting about the implementation of the City’s proposed Medicare Advantage (MA) that he helped design. She debunks his gaslighting myths about the elimination of choice while highlighting the attempts to institute copays within the existing health plan. She shares insight into the limited networks and other issues surrounding primary care visits, procedures and services within the proposed inferior MA plan, also.
Take the time to watch and listen.
Also, read Arthur Goldstein’s account of the meeting, here. He also provides context and analysis about Mulgrew’s whoppers at the RTC meeting.
Here is a taste. Goldstein writes:
Mulgrew later came out with another whopper. Upon being asked why UFT wasn’t opposing the city’s move to impose copays on GHI Senior Care, he said those copays were only temporary, a stopgap. Well, I’ve been using city health care since 1984, and I have never seen copays reduced. They just go up and up. (You will certainly think twice about visiting an urgent care when the copay is a hundred bucks.)
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