The teacher union in New York City (UFT) is embroiled in contract negotiations, under New York State law expired contracts remain in “full force and effect” until the successor contract is ratified, the negotiations could conclude tomorrow or drag on for many months. All public employee contracts in NYC have expired; the police (PBA) have been without a successor contract for six years. Public employee labor relations are governed by the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) usually referred to as the Taylor Law. Thousands of public employee unions with hundreds of thousands of members fall under the law.
Shouldn’t the President of the AFT make her position known to the UFT members (who will be retirees) and the retirees who paid their union dues and are being forced into a Medicare Advantage plan they don’t want?
What is Randi Weingarten's position on forcing retirees into Medicare Advantage and taking away Medicare and premium free medicare supplement insurance? I have not heard her address that issue.