ACTION: City Budget Rally-NO CUTS TO CUNY on 5/11 at 12:30 pm

JOIN THE RALLY THURSDAY May 11, 12:30 pm at the Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers St), City Hall Park

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CUNY students, faculty, staff, PSC members, and allies will rally on the steps of Tweet Courthouse (52 Chambers St) near City Hall before City Council meets on Thursday, May 11.

Mayor Eric Adams, a City Tech alum, has eliminated hundreds of unfilled faculty and staff positions at CUNY community colleges through his “Program to Eliminate the Gap” cuts. CUNY has been cut by more than $60 million in Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024. The City Council has been standing up to the mayor, demanding budget restorations and a $35 million increase to hire a new corps of full-time academic advisors.

Let the PSC know you’ll be there!

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.