Benefit Sweeteners on the Move in State Legislature

Jun 16, 2014
Last week five bills on CBC’s Benefit Sweetener Scorecard passed one house of the State Legislature. The most expensive bill (A7862/S5644) was passed in the Senate and would increase pension benefits for SUNY police officers to half-pay after 25 years.

Statement on Commissioner Linn’s Response to CBC Letter on NYC Health Agreement With the Municipal Labor Committee

Jun 10, 2014

The CBC appreciates receiving Commissioner Linn’s response to CBC President Carol Kellermann’s letter of June 6, 2014 relating to potential savings from worker and retiree health insurance reforms under the recent agreement with the Municipal Labor Committee.

An Expensive Pension Enhancement Bill is on the Move

Jun 09, 2014
A bill moving swiftly through the Legislature would reverse recent pension reforms and greatly increase New York City’s pension fund contribution costs. The bill, A9594/S7326, would increase disability pension benefits for police officers hired after July 1, 2009, when a more financially sustainable “Tier III” plan went into effect.

Letter to Mayor on Bill That Would Reverse Pension Reforms

Jun 09, 2014

A bill moving swiftly through the State Legislature would reverse recent pension reforms and greatly increase New York City’s required future pension fund contributions. The bill, A9594/S7326, would enrich disability pensions for police officers hired after July 1, 2009 under a “Tier III” plan.

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
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New York Led the Nation in Education Spending in 2012

Jun 02, 2014
New U.S. Census data show New York maintained its position as the top per-pupil spender among states on public elementary-secondary education in 2012. New York spent $19,552 per student, compared to $10,608 on average nationally, and $16,274 and $17,266 on average in the neighboring states of Connecticut and New Jersey, respectively.

Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

May 28, 2014

New York City's system for collecting and disposing of garbage is exceptionally expensive, and now is the time for the de Blasio Administration to address the problem.

12 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Garbage

May 22, 2014

This report highlights the reasons for the surprisingly high cost of this essential service, including inefficiencies that the City should address in its upcoming negotiations with sanitation workers.

Report: 12 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Garbage
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