ACTION: Sign/Call Today! Save Medicare for City Workers

“We’re old, we’re bold, get used to it!” — Brian Lehrer, WNYC radio host

Th3 April 1st deadline looms for Mayor Adams to decide whether Medicare remains an option for CUNY retirees as he tries to move the city work force into a Medicare Advantage plan. According to the Daily News, he plans to cut Medicare out of our health care. TAKE ACTION! SIGN the Union’s PETITION to save the Medicare option.

Photo of group of CUNY retirees and union members holding signs "No Medicare DIS-Advantage"
City retirees and union members testified against proposed change to an administrative code that would shift the healthcare plan to Medicare Advantage, a privatized version of the current healthcare plan.

Listen to a segment on the Friday 3/24 episode of the Brian Lehrer show about the proposed changes and how it will change the quality of health care coverage for New York City workers: “NYC Retirees Speak Out Against Health Plan Changes.

If you’re wondering whether Medicare Advantage is that much worse, check out a podcast on how Medicare Advantage costs more for the Federal government than traditional Medicare. Listen to Kaiser Health News’ “The policy, and politics, of Medicare Advantage.

Monday Morning 2/27 Rally at CUNY Central

Get Your Shirt & Swag at 7:30 AM, Rally Starts at 8 AM
CUNY Central, 205 E. 42nd St.

Did You Know Our Contract Expires Feb 28th? Take Action NOW!

Rally outside CUNY Central the morning before our contract expires. We’ll be taking our demands to CUNY, literally putting them on tables outside of the bosses’ door and confronting them with our vision for a Fair Contract for #APeoplesCUNY.


Check out the Bargaining Demands for the New Contract here.

CUNY in the News: “CUNY Is the People’s University. Austerity Is Killing It.”

Read the article by Professor Susan Kang at John Jay College in Jacobin magazine.

The City University of New York is the crown jewel of the city’s once-robust welfare state, a vital resource for working-class New Yorkers. Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul are starving it.

Read the article in Jacobin here:

Students, faculty, staff, and supporters of City University of New York (CUNY) and State University of New York (SUNY) marched from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Foley Square in support of increased funding for the public universities on March 6, 2022, in New York City.