The union's new push to privatize Medicare for public sector retirees hurts everyone but insurance companies
Retirees' healthcare should not be a bargaining chip when it comes to teachers' contracts and I say that even though my son is a NYC public school high school teacher. DiBlasio's cheap 7.5 percent in raises over 43 months comes out to less than 0.2%/month or about 2%/year, which doesn't nearly come close to the increased cost of living over almost 4 years and way less than the current 8% inflation rate. What will Adams offer when he has already signed off on a bloated $101.7 billion dollar NYC budget for FY 2022? Does Mulgrew really think fighting for pennies for actives at the cost of wrecking the healthcare and finances of his retirees is worth it? Does he think at all?"