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Local 768 says Protect 12-126!

Oppose Intro # 874 to Protect 12-126

Local 768 Executive Board opposes Intro # 874* due to its potential to divide the city workforce and the city’s municipal labor movement through the creation of different medical benefit classes of employees, retirees and their dependents. We believe that maintaining the strong foundation of benefits established by Administrative Code 12-126 in its current form affords us a better bargaining position and a more secure healthcare future for all city workers.

*Intro 874: “A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to health insurance coverage for city employees, city retirees, and their dependents”

In Solidarity,

Local 768 Leadership


Important dates for this Bill

  • Jan 4, 2023 - Intro # 874 was introduced by Committee on Civil Service and Labor Chair Carmen De La Rosa (at the request of Mayor Eric Adams)
  • Mon. Jan 9, 2023 (9:30am) - Committee on Civil Service and Labor held a hearing on Intro # 874
  • Thurs. Jan 19, 2023 (1:30pm) - NYC Council regular meeting
    • If this bill is voted out of Committee, the whole NYC Council will vote on it this day
    • The 10 days between Jan 9 - Jan 19: In the case that the Bill gets voted out of Committee, this is the period that's most important for you to contact your own councilmembers (find link below) to express Opposition to Amending 12-126

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What can you do to Protect 12-126?

  1. Call and email your own NYC Councilmember in addition to the Speaker of the Council Adrienne Adams and tell them that you Oppose amending Administrative Code 12-126. Ask them to not amend the law from its current form.
    • Get directly connected to your Councilmember using this phone and email tool or find their contacts here.
    • Speaker Adrienne Adams (District 28, Queens)
      • Email: [email protected] | Phone: 212-788-6850 (Legislative office); 718-206-2068 (District office)
      • The Speaker of the Council is a powerful figure that (among other roles) sets the Agenda for Council meetings and influences what legislation gets considered for a vote
    • If you get a reply from them (or if you'd like to let us know that you contacted them), inform the Local of their stance by emailing us at [email protected].
  2. Contact the members of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor (using chart below) and express your Opposition to Amending 12-126. Ask them to vote Against changing the Law.
    • If possible, email/call all members of the Committee, but be sure to at least contact The Chair - Carmen De La Rosa. The Chair of a Council Committee holds considerable power in setting the agenda for that Committee.
    • If you get a reply from them (or if you'd like to let us know that you contacted them), inform the Local of their stance by emailing us at [email protected].
Committee on Civil Service and Labor
COUNCILMEMBER EMAIL PHONE
Chair Carmen De La Rosa (District 10, Manhattan) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-7053 \ District Office: 917-521-2616
Erik D. Bottcher (District 03, Manhattan) [email protected] District Office: 212-564-7757
Julie Menin (District 05, Manhattan) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-6865
Eric Dinowitz (District 11, Bronx) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-7080 \ District Office: 718-549-7300
Oswald Feliz (District 15, Bronx) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-6966 \ District Office: 718-842-8100
Francisco P. Moya (District 21, Queens) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-6862 \ District Office: 718-651-1917
Tiffany Cabán (District 22, Queens) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-6963 \ District Office: 718-274-4500
Sandy Nurse (District 37, Brooklyn) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-7284 \ District Office: 718-642-8664
Rita C. Joseph (District 40, Brooklyn) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-7352 \ District Office:718-287-8762
Kamillah Hanks (District 49, Staten Island) [email protected] Legislative Office: 212-788-6972 \ District Office: 718-556-7370

Further reading

  • Council will take up Medicare matter: Proposed amendment would allow the city to charge retirees for health coverage (Chief-Leader, 1/3/23)
  • Retirees’ Medicare fight has Council ally: Brewer is first to publicly address issue in detail (Chief-Leader, 12/27/22)
  • ‘The Cash Monster Was Insatiable’: How Insurers Exploited Medicare for Billions (NYT, 10/8/22)

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