Letter to Commissioner Robert Linn Proposes Guidelines for Determination of Health Insurance Savings Between City and MLC

Jun 06, 2014

The CBC today released a letter from President Carol Kellermann to New York City Labor Commissioner Robert Linn that suggests guidelines for effective implementation of the agreement between the City and the Municipal Labor Committee to generate $3.4 billion in health care savings between fiscal years 2015 and 2018

Letter to Commissioner Robert Linn
Press Release

Doulis: City, Teachers’ Agreement Resolves Major Uncertainty Around City’s Financial Plan

May 01, 2014

The tentative agreement between the city and the teachers union resolves major uncertainty surrounding the city's financial plan and ensures some stability in labor relations with a major segment of the city workforce for the next five years.

Reining in New York City's Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs

Apr 18, 2013

The growing cost of health insurance for city employees and retirees has to be brought under control. The City's employee unions, whose contracts have expired, may prefer to wait and negotiate with the next mayor, but the election won't change the fiscal reality: the City's share of health insurance premiums for city workers and retirees is high in comparison to norms in the private and public sectors.

City Workers, Pay Your Share

Feb 04, 2013

The cost of health insurance for New York City public employees and retirees is projected to grow by almost 40% by 2016 — rising to nearly $7 billion a year. That growth will amount to $1.5 billion of the $1.9 billion budget deficit projected for 2016.

Restoring City Priorities Along With Spending Cuts

Jun 22, 2012
Each year at this time, the Mayor and the City Council engage in a “budget dance” over which of the spending cuts proposed in the Mayor’s budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 will be restored. But this year they’re dancing to the wrong tune.

Sneak Labor Giveaway

May 06, 2012

Across New York, the cost of health benefits for retired government employees is growing so rapidly that it threatens to crowd out funding for essential government services. Rather than lay off police or close libraries, public officials may want to use their discretion to alter retiree health insurance — but some state legislators are trying to take away that discretion.

Possible City Savings From Health Insurance Changes

Jun 20, 2011

The Mayor and City Council are discussing ways to avoid the layoffs and service cuts proposed to balance the fiscal year 2012 budget.  They should consider reforming health insurance arrangements for employees and retirees as a way to create meaningful savings and prevent the cuts.  CBC suggests three specific changes that could save the City over $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2012:

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